[Ads-l] just "just a cigar, kiddo" 1946

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 17 01:28:21 EST 2019


> In high school (mid-sixties) L.S.M.F.T. was said to mean "Let's Stop My
> Finger's Tired"

In high school (early 'Fifties) L.S.M.F.T. was said to mean "Let's Screw My
Finger's Tired"

On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 1:11 PM David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:

> In high school (mid-sixties) L.S.M.F.T. was said to mean "Let's Stop My
> Finger's Tired"
> DAD
>
>
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] Em nome de
> Jonathan Lighter
> Enviada em: quinta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2019 13:24
> Para: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Assunto: Re: just "just a cigar, kiddo" 1946
>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: just "just a cigar, kiddo" 1946
>
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>
> >  Apparently, an advertisement campaign taught consumers that L.S.M.F.T.
> stood for Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco.
>
> Well known into the 1960s.
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:53 AM ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >  Stephen Goranson wrote:
> > > It is widely agreed that Freud did not write "sometimes a cigar is
> > > just a cigar," even though the psychoanalyst and writer Allen
> > > Wheelis in
> > > 1950 wrote that Freud had done. But Freud did influence comedians,
> > > some of them Jewish--Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, maybe George Burns
> > > and others--who did joke about cigars, sometimes in a Freudian-aware
> > > manner.
> > > Maybe (or maybe not) Wheelis was aware of such jokes and presumed an
> > > explicit source for them.
> > >
> > > On 1 February 1946, the Desert Sun [CA; Elephind] p. 1 col. a:
> > >
> > > On the radio he [Jack Benny, and his writers are also mentioned]
> > > says L.S.M.F.T., but off the air he says J.A.C.K. And that doesn't
> > > mean his first name. It stands for "Just a Cigar, Kiddo."
> >
> > Apparently, an advertisement campaign taught consumers that L.S.M.F.T.
> > stood for Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. So J.A.C.K. might be a
> > sardonic response to the advertisement.
> > Garson
> >
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