"Yes, we have no bananas"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon May 27 12:46:39 UTC 2002

I found a reference on a web site to Tad Dorgan's having originated the
expression "Yes, we have no bananas."  Can anyone shed any light on
whether this is true?

Fred Shapiro

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