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Re: The Ameche -- a phone

Posted by ESC on October 12, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Phrase posted by James Briggs on October 12, 2004

: : What is the meaning of "an Amechie, as in talk on" ?

: Don Ameche was a famous interwar and post war film star. Could he have something to do with the phrase? I don't know, but others may.

Trivia for
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
After the film was released, the telephone was commonly called the "Ameche", a slang term referring to actor Don Ameche who played the telephone's inventor. This association is explained in the film "Ball of Fire" , showing the term was still in use two years after the release of the original film.

From The Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031981/ Accessed October 12, 2004.