How It Began
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960
The Angelenoes had for a time a mythos in which many of our stock expressions were found to be descended, intact, from a pre-Conan age when society was surprisingly like our own, even to the existence of individuals whose names and superficial characteristics resembled those of certain Lasfassers. The originals of the stock expressions, however, such as "I'll fix her waggin'", were from entirely different contexts. This sort of thing is related to the later Horse of a Different Color gags by their shared characteristic of being long, involved stories which existed only to lead up to a punchline involving a play on words.