Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 09:29:44 -0500
From: Lewis Sanborne lsanbore[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAUNIX.SAU.EDU
Subject: Re: offending idioms
Another phrase that has similar connotations is "wham bam thank you ma'm."
It's from a song called (I think) "Something Jessie Did." Not sure of the
artist, but it's a good song, anyway.
Charles Mingus wrote and recorded a song called "wham bam, thank you ma'm"
in 1961. Much of his jazz in that era attempted to capture the essence and
flavor of his culture; other songs he did around the same time include
"Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "Eat That Chicken."
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