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    Hello Mrs Cleaver

    Hi everyone,

    "Hello Mrs. Cleaver how is the beaver?"
    Does anyone know the meaning of this sentence?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Hello Mrs Cleaver

    In what context did you find it?

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    Re: Hello Mrs Cleaver

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


    Hello, Ms. Guaraldi:

    "Leave It To Beaver" was an American television comedy program (1957 - 1963) that I used to watch when I was young.

    Please google for more details.

    (The son's nickname was the "Beaver." I forget why he was called that.)


    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 13-Sep-2014 at 12:04. Reason: misspelling

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    Re: Hello Mrs Cleaver

    It makes no sense at all to me.

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    Re: Hello Mrs Cleaver

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Someone else answered; " Why, hello Mrs. Cleaver how is the beaver?"


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    Hello, Ms. Guaraldi:


    OMG!

    I have done some googling, and I THINK that I now have the answer.

    But the answer could get this thread deleted by one of the moderators. And maybe it could get you or me suspended or even banned!

    I am 77 years old, but I had never understood something until I did some googling today. Really!

    I will now try to say what I think (THINK!) is permissible at this language website:

    1. The parents were Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver.
    2. The Beaver was their son. (I do not know why he was so nicknamed.)
    3. He had a friend named Eddie.
    4. By 1950 standards, Eddie was a little devil; by 2014 standards, he was an angel.
    5. When Eddie used to visit the Beaver, he would greet Mrs. Cleaver with: "How is the Beaver?" (That is, "How is your son?")

    *****

    6. As I have already told you, I have JUST discovered that SOME people did NOT interpret the question as "How is your son?"

    7. When you have time, go to a BIG dictionary and read ALL the definitions for "beaver."




    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 13-Sep-2014 at 15:53. Reason: Changed a pronoun to a proper noun

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