It's a case for Fred Shapiro!

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Thu Jan 25 19:13:58 UTC 2001

Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> writes:

Then there's the related "Call me whatever you want, as long as it's
not late for dinner"

Distinguo, Larry.

I've only ever heard it as something like
     Call me anything you like,* just don't call me late for dinner.
If you don't have "call" in the second clause, you risk losing the pun that
is the whole point of the line.

* <crossthreading> punctuate at will </crossthreading>

-- Mark

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