[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>

> The radio version of "I Married Joan"?

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



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.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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