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Where does the term pudden tane come from What's your name Pudden Tane aske me again and I'll tell ya the same?
Pudden Tame . from the little rascals? Here's another thought on the subject, from www.takeourword.com From Noah:. Thank you for your issues. All are wonderful. OK,… I feel I have to defend your grandmother. The quote she gave is not a form of vulgarity (I believe). There was a song from the 60s by The Alley Cats called "Puddin' n' Tain (Ask Me Again, I'll Tell You the Same)". She may have gotten it from there. If that is too late, the original quote is from (I believe) a short story called "The King of Boyville" from the book The Real Issue by William Allen White in 1896. The quote is:. When a new boy, who didn't belong to the school, came up at recess to play, Piggy shuffled over to him and asked him gruffly: "What's your name?""Puddin' 'n' tame, ast me agin an' I'll tell you the same," said the new boy, and then there was a fight.. That is the earliest example I found of that expression. It may have been a well-known expression before then. There is an online copy of the story at http://ww.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/books/white/index.html. Thanks for those quotations, Noah. Those jibe with what we've found. However, think about the phrases puddin' 'n' tame and puddin' 'n' tain: they mean nothing. Where did they come from? Probably from people hearing poont*ng (and perhaps not knowing what it meant) and converting that into something a little more recognizable. That would also explain why the phrase is only used as a proper name in those quotes. No one knew quite what to do with it other than that. (That's our semi-educated guess, anyhow.). FriPilot (MORE)