The Best Of The Worst
Contemporary readers would catch the reference to the 1908 tune, “Mother May I Go Out to Swim,” popularized in 1939 by Dinah Shore under its counterpoint, “Yes, My Darling Daughter (But Don’t Go Near The Water)”.
Or was it (also) a reference to the 1939 Warner movie “Yes, My Darling Daughter”, starring Priscilla Lane ?
Not really an “or” question, as it’s all the same cultural package.
This site showcases many such cultural time capsules, specific to one time and place.
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