Mr. and Ms. America and all the ships at sea

Discussion in 'English Only' started by runningman, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. runningman

    runningman Senior Member

    London
    Italian - Italy
    What does it mean:

    Mr. and Ms. America and all the ships at sea?

    Could you put it in another way.

    It seems to me some sort of fixed phrase once used on TV at the beginning of a show.
     
  2. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

    This was the opening greeting of Walter Winchell, a famous U.S. radio commentator and newspaper columnist. The whole saying was,

    “Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border and coast to coast and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press!”

    It was simply a stock greeting to the audience. You could say it was his signature greeting.
     
  3. runningman

    runningman Senior Member

    London
    Italian - Italy
    Thanks a lot.
     

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