Thursday, February 23, 2006

And them

In Tennessee, where I come from, a common locution is to say and them when referring to one of the members of an amorous couple. So if I were going to stop by the home of my stepmother's parents, Joyce and Wayne, I might say, "I'm going up to Joyce and them's."

But how often is the famous duo of magicians referred to as -- I did this unconsciously just now -- Siegfried and them?

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