[Ads-l] accordion wit (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Jan 12 16:38:15 UTC 2015


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of George Thompson
> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 10:18 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: accordion wit
> 
> 
> 1: In an obituary in yesterday's (Sunday's) NYTimes:
> "=E2=80=9CA gentleman,=E2=80=9D a widely repeated anonymous quotation
> has i= t, =E2=80=9Cis a man who can play the accordion but
> doesn=E2=80=99t.=E2=80=9D"
> This isn't in YBQ.


Here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/nyregion/walter-khr-accordion-evangelist-dies-at-59.html?_r=0

is the obit in question. 

Garson looked into this last year:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-February/130767.html

And so has Barry Popik

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/a_gentleman_is_a_man_who_can_play_the_saxophone_but_doesnt/



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