John Cowan wrote:
> Peter T. Daniels scripsit:
> > I believe Chico Marx in one of the movies sold "tutsi frutsi" ice cream
> > or ices from a cart.
> That was _A Day at the Races_ (1937). So the term was extended from
> chewing gum to ice cream some time between 1888 and 1937, which is
> quite reasonable.

The point was the assibilation. Was that Chico being Chico, or was that
a Manhattanism?
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