Posted by Gary Martin on May 02, 2000
In Reply to: Telling Bone posted by Andrew MacLean on May 02, 2000
: If I am not mistaken, the little used name "telling bone" for telephone originates
: from a British TV series called "Catweasel" where a midaeval magician transports himself
: through time to the twentieth century. One of his nicknames was telling bone for the
: I'd guess the series aired in the early seventies.
I can remember using the phrase in the 1950s but I've no idea where it came from.