Who said "You're a gentleman and a scholar?"


While the phrase is thought to have been around for centuries, the first person that it can be attributed to is Scottish writer Robert Burns. Burns is said to have influenced many prominent writers, including J.D. Salinger, who used the line in his famed novel, "Catcher in the Rye."

The phrase originated in 1700s England, but it is not clear from whom. During the Renaissance, being a true gentleman was considered an art form, and being a scholar was a sign of nobleness. The phrase "You're a gentleman and a scholar" is not only a great compliment, but also a sign of respect.

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It's from the Catcher in the Rye. Although it was indeed used there, it's a phrase that's been knocking around the British Isles for centuries - both Burns and Wordsworth have used
This line comes from the novel, Catcher In The Rye by J.D Salinger. It
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