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Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed May 23 20:09:15 UTC 2007

On Wed, 23 May 2007, Doug Harris wrote:

> "Nobody goes there anymore; It's too crowded."
> yogi

This is not really a Yogiism, according to the stupendously thorough Yale
Book of Quotations:

They were talking about a certain hangout and Johnny said, "Nobody goes
there anymore.  It's too crowded."
        John McNulty, New Yorker, 10 Feb. 1943.  Often erroneously
attibuted to Yogi Berra.  An earlier version, attributed to a
"flutterbrained cutie named Suzanne Ridgeway," appeared in the Helena
Independent, 10 Sept. 1941 ("Now I know why nobody ever comes here; it's
too crowded").

Fred Shapiro

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