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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 17 18:35:23 UTC 2021

Nice.  This descriptor brings to mind an analogous one, when George H. W. Bush (and perhaps also Al Gore) was regularly described as “every woman’s first husband”.  


> On Aug 17, 2021, at 1:06 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 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
> topic.
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/08/17/wedding-cake/
> [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]
> Garson
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