Mudcat Café message #2650936 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2650936
07-Jun-09 - 08:34 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
The word "buddy" was associated with World War I in an unprecedented way. Veterans particularly called each other "buddy," at least in the media stereotype.

Whatever else "buddy" might suggest, Al is invoking that relationship. Unsuccessfully.