"The [attempted] coupe [against Apple] is over."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 4 19:40:10 UTC 2006

Am 95% certain ( i.e., there's a slim chance) that I saw this gag in a World War I context, written in 1918, or at least before WWII..

George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU> wrote:
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Years ago I heard a sports broadcaster boast "I can speak French --
Chevrolet coupe, how about that!" (or words to that effect) I
suppose that this is an ancient gag?


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.


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