Date:Sat, 19 May 2001 14:18:47 -0500
Reply-To:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
From:Jeff Stern <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: "Save the ' Utes' ..."
> The recent origin of the fame of the term "Ute"...is the movei, "My Cousin
> Joe Piscopo is a Brooklyn lawyer who goes down south to "Mississippi"(?)to
> defend his 16 year old cousin and the cousin's buddy, who were mistaken
> murderers and who are facing dire consequences.... (( This is a 'fit'
> script for today's sequel, wherin today's "Utes" are wrongfully charged
> "Being a 'Ute' imposting as "an authority figure" (what nerve!), and are,
> therefore, held to a much higher standard than would be the average
> rec. ref....
> So: "Save the 'Utes'....and do not use them as an outlet for pent-up
> frustrations of the week prior....!
It was Joe Pesce, not Joe Piscopo.
Anyway, Mayor Daley the Elder of Chicago used that term for years. It's a
standard speech pattern for a number of Chicagoans.
He also once said "There is nothing as wholesome as a fish."