Daddy, what about Uncle Tommy?
Uncle Cornpone and his Little Porkchop.On the Johnsons. Quoted in Newsweek, 30 May1994.
What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? I have said elsewhere that the loyalty to Uncle Sam is the loyalty to doughnuts and ham and sweet potatoes and the loyalty to the German Vaterland is the loyalty to Pfannkuchen and Christmas Stollen. As for international understanding, I feel that macaroni has done more for our appreciation of Italy than Mussolini... in food, as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of mankind.lin yutang
A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children, who are obliged to call him Uncle.Supposedly an Italian proverb, quoted by Rupert Hart-Davis in a letter dated July 15, 1956; cited from The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters vols. 1 and 2 (London: Murray, 1985) p. 162.
Uncle Andross! Ahhhhhhh!Who: Andrew Oikonny
What are we doing, Uncle Jack? What's happening? What do you want me to do?Who: Steven Carter
We're the battling bastards of Bataan; No papa, no mama, no Uncle Sam; No aunts, no uncles, no nieces; No pills, no planes, no artillery pieces.... And nobody gives a damn.Sung by soldiers defending the Bataan peninsula, on the northwest of Manila Bay, the last major force holding out against Japanese invaders of the Philippines.[ ]
My wife had an Uncle who could never walk down the nave of his abbey without wondering whether it would take spin.In The Twentieth Century Revisited, BBC T V programme,1982.
She taught me what her Uncle once taught her: How easily the biggest coal block split If you got the grain and hammer angled right. The sound of that relaxed alluring blow, Its co-opted and obliterated echo, Taught me to hit, taught me to loosen, Taught me between the hammer and the block To face the music. Teach me now to listen, To strike it rich behind the linear black.1987 The Haw Lantern,'Clearances: In Memoriam M.K.H., 1911-1984'.
I think that Elin Jones made the point that that £450 million could have gone on health or anything else, but obviously the issue is that if you had another £450 million from somewhere else, you have got another £450 million, but what does that tell you? That is like saying, if my aunty was a bloke, she would be my Uncle.rhodri morgan
Her Uncle drove a taxi which he had purchased on the 'never never' system. You pay $80 down and more than you can afford for the rest of your life.Edgar Wallace, novel "More Educated Evans" (1926)
Hi, Uncle. What are you doing with my ball?Who: Bobby Thornberry
A merry Christmas, Uncle! God save you!" cried a cheerful voice. "Bah!" said Scrooge. "Humbug!"Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol.
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