UBC graffiti (1969)

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Oct 14 17:08:05 UTC 2005

On Oct 14, 2005, at 9:40 AM, Jon Lighter wrote:

> Pseudo-Confucius sayings were popular in the late 1950s in NYC. I
> suspect they originally parodied the pithy sayings attributed to
> detective Charlie Chan in old movies...

both the confucius sayings and the book titles were staples of what
passed for humor at the summer camp (for boys) that i went to in the
late 40s, in eastern pennsylvania.


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