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Garrison, That remark about Mr.

May 26, 2005 |

Garrison,
That remark about Mr. or Mrs. Bupkis (at the Madison show) was a winner...it would have brought down the house in NY, Chicago or Los Angeles. But I noticed that nobody laughed in Wisconsin.

I concluded the audience didn't know "bupkis.

Barry Solomon

Barry, I'm sure they'd recognize "bupkis" in context ("He didn't know bupkis about Yiddish") but as a last name of dairy farmers, it didn't ring somehow. I just used it as a funny-sounding name, rather than for the Yiddish meaning.

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