[PW] "Bawdy" joke told by Alice Roosevelt Longworth
aklocek at sccl.lib.mi.us
Mon Aug 16 06:58:38 PDT 2021
Ooo inquiring minds do want to know :)
I'm catching up on my emails, maybe I will see the answer :)
Happy Monday all...
Technical Services Lead
St. Clair County Library System
Port Huron Michigan
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Hello, dear wombats --
I was a member for a while on Stumpers-L back in the day. What a lot of
fun that was! I'm back with a question whose answer is eluding an
extremely devoted group of fans:
What was the "bawdy" (or "ribald," or "disparaging," according to
various sources) joke that Alice Roosevelt Longworth told about Woodrow
Wilson, to his face, in public, that got her banned from the White House
Seemingly a million websites mention the incident, but so far none that
we can find actually tell what the joke was. Surely someone recorded it.
Filthy minds want to know! (I'm sure it will turn out to be quite tame
by 2021 standards, but knowing Alice's reputation, witty all the same.)
Amy J. Schneider (she/her) ~ Featherschneider Editorial Services
amy at featherschneider.com ~ www.featherschneider.com
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