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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
telephone.

I'd guess the series aired in the early seventies.

Andrew

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