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Quote of the Day

Brother From the Same Planet18

“Homer, do you have an explanation for this bill?” – Marge Simpson
“Oh, it’s that record club.  The first nine were only a penny, then they jacked up the price!  It’s not fair.  It’s not fair I tells ya!” – Homer Simpson


4 Responses to “Quote of the Day”


  1. 1 Stan
    1 February 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Where do figures of speech like “I tells ya” and “so I says” come from? They contradict the usual English grammar.

    • 2 February 2016 at 9:03 am

      Popeye, mostly. And John Swartzwelder’s love of Popeye.

    • 4 Frank
      3 February 2016 at 10:12 am

      I guess you could say it was the “street vernacular” back at the turn of the 20th century, spoken by children and the less-educated. Think Little Rascals.
      I don’t know that it contributed to the joke in any way or to the context of the situation, but it’s just there.


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