fun with phrases

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 20 14:17:01 UTC 2011

The earliest cites for the pottery breakage rule are found on the
website of the seemingly-ubiquitous Barry Popik. Apologies to Barry
for not checking the Big Apple. He located an instance in 1948 in a
column by another apparently-ubiquitous figure Walter Winchell.


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