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Write the number dow-uhn

Why the two-syllable pronunciation of "nine" for the telephone? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Feb 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Fawlty Memory: Help me find a TV show.

Looking for the name of a British television documentary series dealing with the social history of Britain as seen through its television comedies. Screened in 2009. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Books about 20th century american comedy?

Any recommendations for books/articles/whatever about the history of comedy? Specifically 20th century American comedy? [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3 on May 5, 2008 - 5 answers

What happened after you were gagged with that spoon?

What is the origin of the "I just threw up a little bit in my mouth" phrase? [more inside]
posted by tegoo on Dec 6, 2005 - 27 answers

What is the origin of the 'Banana Skin' joke, the use of rubber chickens in Comedy and the act of throwing a custard pie in someone's face?

What is the origin (i.e. first instance and first proponents) of the 'Banana Skin' joke, the use of rubber chickens in Comedy and the act of throwing a custard pie in someone's face? I have been searching the web no no avail!
posted by sam and rufus on Oct 25, 2005 - 9 answers

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