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Thread #102273   Message #2071532
Posted By: Mrrzy
08-Jun-07 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
I think it had more to do with using the nickname when you don't actually know the person well enough... I remember when Dad was killed (his name had been Albert) and Reagan sent a fake condolence note calling him Al, which we all found completely insulting. But the simplest explanation etc - if it was an Al singing the song... makes sense to me.