Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 23:37:08 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: knife & fork I suppose the traditional male dominance or "power" factor is responsible for the fixed order of Fibber McGee and Molly George Burns and Gracie Allen though when duos like this are announced on stage, typically the master of ceremonies gives greater prosodic prominence to the second of the two. Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]