Doctor Livingstone, I presume

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 2 22:07:15 UTC 2011

Back in radio days, in an episode of the The Jack Benny Show, when his
wife was asked who her father was, she replied,

"Dr. Livingston, I presume."

For those so young as to be unaware that Jack Benny was ever on the
radio, his wife's (stage-)name was "Mary Livingston."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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