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."

Lew Sanborne

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA 52803

319 324-8266