Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 08:48:48 -0700

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: sweet fannie adams

Nancy L. Dray wrote:

[...] which led me to wonder also about his sainted aunt, and what sweet

Fannie Adams would say! More to the point, when I hear people say "My

Sainted Aunt" and "Sweet Fannie(y?) Adams" on those British PBS shows, do

they mean what I think they mean? I always thought these shared initials

with exclamations that they bowdlerized, but for the former at least OED

seems to imply not. [...]

Partridge says "Fannie Adams" stands for "fuck-all",

but what would the other be?

Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]