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"
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>
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