"Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Oct 23 00:37:13 UTC 2002

Here is a question for Jesse and Barry and anyone else on the list:  Does
anyone have any solid or at least semi-solid information on the antiquity
of the phrase "wham bam thank you ma'am"?

Fred Shapiro

Fred R. Shapiro                             Editor
Associate Librarian for Public Services     YALE DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS
  and Lecturer in Legal Research            Yale University Press,
Yale Law School                             forthcoming
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