[Ads-l] Who was that lady I saw you with last night?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 17 00:04:00 EDT 2017


Interesting topic, Arnold. I located a version of the joke in December
1859. The setup of the joke is rather long and complicated. I will
post it tomorrow unless someone shares an earlier instance.
Garson


On Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 1:42 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
> ... no lady: wife
>
> on the old joke, on my blog:
>
> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/09/16/the-nlw-punchline/
>
> quote detective needed...
>
> arnold
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