[Ads-l] Root of Pook?

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Sat Sep 24 13:41:31 EDT 2016

You've got at least Geoff Nathan and me old enough as well to get it - though I thought (at the impressionable age of 10 or so when it was on) that Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was the seriously cute one.  Of course nobody said 'seriously cute' back then as far as I know...


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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: Root of Pook?

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> Possibly, if there were a custom lawn care summer business, that could
> have been "Pookie, blend me your loam."

Dave, I somehow had the impression that, when you stood, it was at
attention. Clearly, I was wrong. You don't stand at attention, you do
stand-up! ??

Hopefully, I'm not the only person here old enough to understand the full
extent of your pun!

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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