Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 09:29:44 -0500 From: Lewis Sanborne 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