Great American institutions

24 Jul

Of American cocktails he had a fair working knowledge, and he appreciated ragtime. But of the other great American institutions—ice water, direct primaries, New Jersey mosquitoes, the Woolworth Building, George M. Cohan, chop suey, rubberneck wagons, bunts, Matty, silver-tongued orators, Yellowstone Park, the Pennsylvania Station, corn on the cob, and Eva Tanguay—he was completely ignorant.

— PG Wodehouse, Uneasy Money (New York: Appleton, 1916), pp. 23-4.


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