[PW] Drama Critic Motto: Leave no turn unstoned
clairefromclare at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 12:16:20 PST 2017
And also off topic (plus not politically correct), there is an old shaggy dog joke that ends with some exercise instructor leaving no stern untoned.
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> On Dec 3, 2017, at 11:40 AM, Even Hartmann Flood <even.flood at gmail.com> wrote:
> Off topic, but cannot resist:
> Ogden Nash has a poem about disliking seabirds where he leaves no tern
> On 3 December 2017 at 17:17, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
>> The Quote Investigator website now has an entry about the wordplay in
>> the subject line which is often attributed to George Bernard Shaw.
>> The earliest pertinent evidence I've found is a joke containing the
>> phrase "they left no turn unstoned" in "The Daily Northwestern" of
>> Oshkosh, Wisconsin on August 29, 1899 with an acknowledgment to the
>> "Catholic Standard and Times". I haven't found a digital archive for
>> the "Catholic Standard and Times".
>> Chronicling America seems to say that University of Notre Dame in
>> Indiana has it on microfilm, but searching would be difficult because
>> the date above is simply an upper bound.
>> Reference works contain a 1950 citation for George Bernard Shaw and a
>> 1946 citation for Arthur Wimperis. The QI article has 1914 citation
>> for Wimperis but nothing earlier for Shaw.
>> Feedback welcome
>> Garson O'Toole
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