bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 20 21:57:45 UTC 2005
And then there was the "Life In Hell" comic strip by a pre-Simpsons
Matt Groening: "Akbar & Jeff's Airport Snack Bar: Where the elite meet
to eat reheated meaty treats."
On 12/20/05, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that you mention it, I also recall, "Oh, hello, Duffy."
> For quite a whie, I was under the impression that what Archie said was:
> "where theleet meet deet." At the time, this made almost as much sense as,
> "where the elite meet to eat." Whether one said "eleet" or "elight," neither
> was part of my active vocabulary at the time.
> On 12/20/05, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at csli.stanford.edu> wrote:
> > On Dec 20, 2005, at 9:50 AM, Alison Murie wrote:
> > > Do you remember "Duffy's Tavern, 'Where The Elite Meet To Eat.'
> > > Duffy ain't
> > > here. Archie the manager speakin"?
> > > --
> > > Yes, with pleasure. If I'd been asked to recite that line, my version
> > > would have only had "Archie speakin,'" at the end. But I could be
> > > persuaded.
> > almost all the web-available sources have wilson's version, often as
> > "Archie da manager speakin'" (Ed Gardner, who played Archie, was a
> > genuine new yorker). followed by: "Duffy ain't here/heah" and then,
> > i think, almost always, "Oh, hello, Duffy."
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