|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Miscellany » "It Ain't Over..." Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#133206 - 09/18/04 07:36 PM "It Ain't Over..."
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
The origins of the phrase may be uncertain. Has anyone ever heard that Sophie Tucker is the lady behind the fat? (I'm crazy about her, although I don't know very much of her work.) Someone told me recently that in vaudeville, the best act was the last--and that Sophie Tucker was the best of the best, the vaudeville queen. This person also said that Ms. Tucker was most likely the fat lady. I'd only heard reference to opera in terms of that last best fat lady, but, hey, these things do get mixed up and assumed over time. If Sophie deserves the title, then I will carry forth her promotion for whatever trifling effect I can make.
Sunday, Sept. 19, edit: wwh checked and Quinion writes that it was opera. I think I might write to Quinion and ask whether he's heard the Sophie Tucker theory...
Thanks, wwh, for checking!
Forum Stats 8746 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members bobwar, Johnreed28, Lakshman, dcsteve, Jorg
8746 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 23 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 111 LukeJavan8 99 wofahulicodoc 83 A C Bowden 52 Tromboniator 9 TitoMatito 2 tuhin 2 chicablanca 1 tsuwm 1 Jorg 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11609 tsuwm 10523 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6589 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5282
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith