Containing Multitudes Since 2004
When I was young, whenever my father would burp, he would follow the burp with "Lopez speaking." I never knew what that meant, and it was only long after the old man was dead that I learned of Vincent Lopez, who was all over the radio when my father was a young man in the 1920s and 1930s, and who always opened his broadcasts with "Lopez speaking."Now, why he would associate eructation with Vincent Lopez, I know not.
Reminds me of an ex of mine who could never figure out why her grandmother always said, "Are you ready, Hezzie?" until I played her some Hoosier Hot Shots.
In my family, whenever someone is fussing unnecessarily about their appearance, one will respond with "It looks fine, Bernice." The inflection is from the 1976 PBS version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair."
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