Dewey Cheatham and Howe (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Tue Aug 31 15:51:42 UTC 2010

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Barry Popik's web page has an entry for the fictitious law/accounting
firm of "Dewey Cheatham and Howe" (regular listeners of NPR's "Car Talk"
are probably familiar with the firm):

There apparently was a real firm by that name.

The New Orleans _Times Picayune_ for 9/27/1975 lists a writ granted in
this case: Turnkey Constructors Inc. vs. Dewey, Cheatum & Howe, Inc., et
al (Lafayette Parish).

Howard Jacobs, a columnist in the paper, mentions the legal action a
couple of times.  He also mentions a brokerage firm called McCann, Hertz
and Howe.

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list