Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 08:48:48 -0700 From: Anton Sherwood 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]