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Lydia the Tattooed Lady Revealed

The other day I linked to Lydia and rhymed her with clamydia. Commenter David C offers a penetrating analysis, and shows Lydia the Tattooed Lady kicking against the pricks.

If you watch the above clip from the movie, you'll see that when Groucho lists the three beauties that were all rolled into Lydia, the first one sounds like it rhymes with "vice". According to Nick Markovich, administrator/archivist of the Yip Harburg foundation, this was Thaïs, an Athenian courtesan who allegedly convinced Alexander the Great to burn the palace of Persepolis. Jules Massanet wrote an opera called Thaïs.

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