[Ads-l] romcom (1963)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 8 18:24:02 UTC 2019

WB queried: What? No scifi?  [SIGH-fie, SKIFFie]
LH retorted:  Obviously the former pronunciation (the only one I’ve ever
heard) is better, since it rhymes.
WB: I seem to have a vague recollection from some L.A. radio show (Roy of
Hollywood?) in the '70s that [SKIFFie] was used by the big guys, as an
insider shibboleth. This notion has stuck with me, like Skippy peanut

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