Mudcat Café message #2071500 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2071500
Posted By: GUEST
08-Jun-07 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a D
Yeah, you can't discount the rhyming factor...my husband thinks it was just the fact that "you knew me well enough to call me by a nickname" seemed everyone in the service had one...I've always thought it should have been "Pal" instead of "Al" every time even though that would mean it rhymed with itself.