I find it interesting that Henny Youngman and Bob Hope were both British by birth. They must have kept up contact with "za old country," so I wonder who actually did the stealing. Not that it matters. Stand up comics steal from each other almost by definition--or that generation of them did in any case. It was part of their charm.
Dragonbones wrote:One could prefer different levels of (in)dependence on different dimensions such as emotional, financial, and social, so it's too complex an issue to answer on such a poll.
Of course (like I said to TC, my polls are my own attempts at stand up comedy--don't take them too seriously). But you are right. Plus marriage is dynamic over time. The "different levels of (in)dependence" a couple prefers will (and should) vary over the years together. Nothing on earth stays the same, least of all as volatile a thing as intimate human relations.
"The iconoclasm need not be loud and messy."--John Williams
"As I live and breathe," he muttered, "I swear I'll never drop another drink. Drink another drop. Whichever."--Derek Robinson
"So much death and no coffee to be had."--Daniel Woodrell
sandman wrote: Yanks were still basically large men in khaki uniforms who gave us candy, gum and nylon stockings.
What did you have to do to get all that?
A bit before my time (but only just!). But "over-paid, over-sexed and over-here..." I think you can hazard a guess. At least as far as the nylons go. I still remember saying "got any gum, chum?" even though the GIs had long gone. It was a catchphrase that lasted until I was at primary school.