[Ads-l] Looks like a little bridegroom on a wedding cake

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 17 17:06:23 UTC 2021

Way back in December 2010 I initiated a thread about the expression in
the subject line. According to legend the remark derailed the
presidential campaign of Thomas Dewey. After a short delay of almost
eleven years I have now posted a Quote Investigator article on this


[Begin acknowledgement]
Thanks to previous researchers Ralph Keyes, Fred R. Shapiro, and Nigel
Rees. Special thanks to Victor Steinbok who located the 1921 citation
and other helpful citations.
[End acknowledgement]


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