"Call me a cab/taxi" (1901)
James C Stalker
stalker at MSU.EDU
Sat Feb 19 04:34:02 UTC 2005
How about the ancient joke (c. 1970). A hippy (with all the implications,
esp. high), comes upon an accident. The victim of the accident says: "call
me an amulance." The hippy says, "Ok, man. You're an ambulance."
These live on. Any new ones?
Laurence Horn writes:
> At 10:38 PM -0500 2/18/05, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>> This probably comes from a humor magazine such as Life, Puck, Judge, or
>> Texas Siftings. Here it is in the mouth of a famous American.
>> _The Coffee Place's Joke Stack_ (http://www.thecoffeepla
>> The Coffee Place's Joke Stack. "Call me a taxi," said the fat man.
>> the doorman. "You're a taxi, but you look more like a truck to me." ...
>> www.thecoffeeplace.com/Jokes/aaaaabjk.html - 2k - _Cached_
> How about the local variant--
> Make me a malted.
> Pffft--you're a malted.
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James C. Stalker
Department of English
Michigan State University
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