"Yes, we have no bananas"

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Wed May 29 16:52:25 UTC 2002

In a message dated Mon, 27 May 2002  9:01:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time, slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK writes:

> I enclose the Silver & Irving lyrics:
> We'll sell you two kinds of red herring,
> Dark brown, and ball-bearing.

A "ball-bearing red herring"?  What pray tell is that?  Is it any relation to a ball-bearing mousetrap (i.e. a tomcat?)

     - Jim Landau

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