"Hasty Pud Tickets"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 14 01:22:21 UTC 2010

HDAS files have the relevant "pudding" from Playford & D'Urfey ca1700 or so.


On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> An unfortunate subject line. Of course, the reference is to Harvard's
> Hasty Pudding theatrical society. OTOH, I have seen "pulling one's
> pud" expressed in print by British authors as "pulling one's pudding."
> Perhaps  there's simply no getting around the inadvertent
> double-entendre.
> -Wilson
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