Funny how that happens: I wet to Pixabay and put "how" into the search engine, and about half the pictures were of cats with their mouths open. Well, okay, I’m exaggerating, but even so, it was a little unexpected. Maybe they thought I said "meow."
We had a news anchor in Chicago named Fahey Flynn. He was a dapper-looking white-haired Irishman who always wore a bow tie, and always opened his newscasts with "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen? I’m Fahey Flynn, and here’s what’s happening at ten (or six) o’clock." Like this…
He always seemed to be in a good mood, probably because he’d spend much of the evening at the bar of the State-Lake Restaurant.
That’s kind of a funny expression, "how do you do?" It doesn’t make a lot of syntactical sense, honestly, but that’s what we were taught to say when being introduced to someone, back in the olden days. Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs for The Addams Family and Green Acres, also wrote the theme for The Pruitts of Southampton, later called The Phyllis Diller Show, and incorporated "how do you do," pronounced "howja do," into it.
The title of this post is a popular saying (or was, when I was younger), and it was used in the 1998 movie The Avengers starring Uma Thurman, Ralph Fiennes, and Sean Connery. This was not the superhero movie, but a movie that remembered the TV show The Avengers that starred Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. For a brief moment in this clip, at 0:18 to be exact, you hear her say it…
She says it several times in the movie. We saw it back when it was a new movie, and were suitably underwhelmed by it, but it was a fairly enjoyable hour and a half.
Linda brings us Stream of Consciousness Saturday every week. Now this word from Coca-Cola. Give yourself a break: have a Coke!
Those glasses are tiny!