Is it farther or further?
A police officer, often in plainclothes, set to watch other police officers: Fuck the shooflies. I never took a nickel from anybody
[1877+ Police; fr a common admonition to a fly or other pest, popularized by a Dan Bryant minstrel song about 1870, and which, according to H L Mencken, ''afflicted the American people for at least two years'' as a catch phrase]
Surely; certainly: but Tip (a peaceful Nubian sho-nuff) settled his beef
[1880+; presumed black pronunciation of sure enough]