Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 11 15:13:28 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:

>> 9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is
>> that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses
>> them... Oh my God, what have I just said?"

That one goes back to at least 1954.  I found the Walter Winchell
sighting a few years ago and passed it along to David Mikkelson, who
includes it in his analysis,


-- Bonnie

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