ick [Was: to bogart]

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 16 13:22:19 UTC 2009

What arnold said. It was spelled "Icky" in the funnybook, too. I
remembered that there was a character named "Ichabod _Mudd_," But,
somehow, I got him confused with "Ichabod _Crane_" and so I lamed out
of adding the surname.



vs. Ivan Shark, among others. Somehow, I've always had the impression
that Boris Badenov was based on Ivan Shark


On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Arnold Zwicky<zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
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> On Jul 16, 2009, at 3:28 AM, Sam Clements wrote:
>> Iggy Mudd wasn't Sky King's sidekick, but rather the sidekick of
>> Captain
>> Midnight. Â Jeff was the name of King's nephew.
> the wikipedia page for the radio serial gives Ikky as the nickname (?
> ickname?) for Ichabod; the page for the movie serial gives it as
> Icky. Â both spellings suggest a pronunciation with [k] (as in Ichabod)
> rather than [g].
> arnold
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