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Old 12-08-2016, 01:54 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Edison
DYK that L. Frank Baum got the name of the country from a file cabinet drawer.
I read that somewhere a long time ago.

He used to tell the neighborhood children stories about this magical land and one day one of the kids asked him "But Mr. Baum, what's the name of this place?" He hesitated for a couple seconds and looked around the room. The first thing that caught his attention was a file cabinet and a label that said O-Z. So he said to the kids "OZ. The name of the land is OZ."
the Clampetts are in a fancy Beverly Hills jewelry store.

Granny: "How much fer one o' them red diamonds?"
clerk: "Madam, those are rubies."
Granny: "OK ask her kin we buy one offa her."
clerk: " The ruby I am talking about is not a lady."
Granny: "Lissen, how she got them diamonds is her business. I'm just sayin' ask her kin we buy one from her."
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