Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Wed Jun 9 01:22:34 UTC 2010

George Thompson wrote:
> However, one lassie allowed that she had never been to the Derby (or perhaos
> Preakness), but that her husband had been to "eleventy-seven".
> Is this a familiar variant?

I vaguely associate it with Winnie-the-Pooh. Google gives numerous hits, mostly from
people talking about WtP, but some of them are for "eleventy-seventy".

Jim Parish

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