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    What does the K stand for?

    In Cab Calloway's Eadie Was A Lady, two parts read:
    ...
    But Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady)
    Though her past was shady (Though her past was shady)
    Eadie had class, with a capital K
    ...
    For Eadie was a lady (Eadie was a lady)
    Ask P. I. O'Grady
    Eadie had class, with a capital K
    What does the K stand for?
    I'd appreciate it if you'd explain the above.

    What does the K stand for?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: What does the K stand for?

    It's meant to be amusing. K stands for 'Klass'.

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    #3

    Re: What does the K stand for?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    I have read that before the printing press was invented, people in England spelled words in different ways.

    So today, for fun, people sometimes spell words in a different way:

    "He is a kool kat." That is, "He is a cool cat."

    Well, have a nice day, Koolfool!

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