Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Thu Apr 28 19:30:53 UTC 2005

Apparently, the Fonz used both correctamundo and exactamundo.  The latter
is the more commonly used now in the press, according to my initial
searching.  When my movie expert arrives home I'll ask her for more
definitive corroboration than my chancy returns of Google searching.


barnhart at highlands.com

self at towse.com on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 12:33 PM -0500 wrote:
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>Subject:      Re: exactamundo was Re: gigung(o)us, gigund(o)us, gigunda,
>              gigundo
>On 4/28/05, Dave Robertson <ddr11 at uvic.ca> wrote:
>> Didn't the character Fonzie on "Happy Days" in the 1970s always say
>> "exactamundo"?
>> --Dave R
>Fonz said, "Correctamundo."
>Perhaps the Ninja Turtles took off on that.

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