[Ads-l] Is my memory truly the only source of this saying?!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 17 00:26:15 EDT 2017


On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The radio version of "I Married Joan"?


Yep. She ran Joanie's Tea Room. She always answered the telephone by
sing-songing

             Tea
                     Room!"
      nie's

"Joa-

Remember "Duffy's Tavern"?

"Hello, Duffy's Tavern, Where the Elite Meet to Eat. Archie the manager
speakin'. Duffy ain't here. Oh, hello, Duffy!"

I heard "Where the Elite Meet to Eat!" as "Where the leet meet deet" till I
finally - or should that be "finely"? - saw it written out.

-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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