Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 14 02:31:34 UTC 2008

Has anyone else os sufficient maturity noticed the use of the phrase,
"lucky-strike extra," in a recent Yahoo! commercial. Back in the
'Forties and early 'Fifties, Lucky Strike cigarettes sponsored a radio
and, later, a television show featuring the seven most popular songs
of the week. When a song out of the top seven was sung or played (Axel
Stordahl & The Lucky Strike Orchestra!), it was called a "Lucky Strike

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society -

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