Still lame ...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 22 18:53:42 UTC 2005

Thanks, Bill. You made it possible to recall that it was Cecil Gant, a
blues singer-cum-comedian who introduced me to "Seymours: see more
feet than you do shoes."


On 10/22/05, Mullins, Bill <Bill.Mullins at> wrote:
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> > On Black Entertainment TV tonight, a comedian
> >tried yet again to reintroduce the pseudo-euphemism, "reggin." This is
> >just "nigger" spelled backward.
> Reminds me of a comedian who was prominent a few years back, named Cecil =
> Anderson.
> He'd come out and say something was "Shucky Ducky".  He'd define the =
> phrase (I forget what it meant), and then do a ten minute bit based on =
> a) "shucky ducky" is a ridiculous-sounding phrase; and b) how he had =
> contrived situations that "shucky ducky" was, by his decree, the =
> appropriate thing to say in response to; and since the setups were =
> marginally funny, then his "shucky ducky" must be funny as well.
> He's probably selling insurance or something now.

-Wilson Gray

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