Query: "$64,000 quesiton"

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed May 9 15:16:33 UTC 2007

I say "icebox" too, Jonathan. Larry is trying to pass as a young coot.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 08:06:57 -0700
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: Query: "$64,000 quesiton"
>I say "icebox."
>  But to quote Richard Nixon, IIRC, "I am not a coot."
>  JL

>Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

I was only familiar with the TV quiz show with the $64,000 question as the goal and treated their usage as one associated with...well, old coots (of course they were significantly younger coots than I am now), in the same category as "icebox". (Jack Paar was a major presence in our household back then too, along with the icebox and the $64 question.)

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