[Ads-l] Kackalack (1923) (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed May 20 21:50:50 UTC 2015


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Yes.  Bergen and Snerd are probably the source.

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> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
> william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
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> > I can't help directly, but can add that I used to rent a room from a
> > lady who referred to a Cadillac as a "Cadiddle-ack".
> >
> 
> Mortimer Snerd: "Do you know how you can tell a Cadillac from" - or
> should that be _than_ - "a Ca-diddle-ac?"
> Edgar Bergen:     "How, Mortimer?"
> Mortimer Snerd:  "By the -diddle- in the middle!"
> 
> Was your landlady - or should that be ""land*lord*" - old enough to
> have been a fan of the "Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy" segment of
> the Chase & Sanborn Hour of radio days?
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> -Wilson
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