strong like bull

Tom Kysilko pds at VISI.COM
Wed May 16 03:41:01 UTC 2001

Another shot in the dark:  how about Danny Thomas' Uncle Tonoose played by
Hans Conried on "Make Room for Daddy" in the '50s.  His accent was supposed
to be Lebanese, but what would you call it -- generic Slavic?

Another list to try with questions like this one is STUMPERS-L, the
listserve of reference librarians.

At 06:52 PM 5/15/2001 -0400, Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:
>Another correspondent writes:
>I've been tasked with tracking down the
>original source of the now-ubiquitous pop culture reference, "Strong like
>bull," spoken with a thick Russian accent.
>It sounds like Boris Badenov to me, but that's probably not it.

  Tom Kysilko        Practical Data Services
  pds at       Saint Paul MN USA

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