Query: "birds and bees"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Feb 16 17:30:02 UTC 2006

Surely they didn't use the m-word on TV ?  They must have said something like, "She helps tom turkeys to date."


George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU> wrote:
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Wilson posted:
IAC, if you've . . . dated a woman whose student-assistant job was
turkeys for the California ag school at UC Davis. . . .

I think I saw her as a guest on What's My Line, back around 1956? The
panel got it right away, I remember.


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