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    calling one person a "Bozo" or three people "Stooges

    "Frick and Frack" has become an English slang term used in two ways. One is to refer to two people so closely associated as to be indistinguishable; the other way is as a term of derision for any two people, on par with calling one person a "Bozo" or three people "Stooges
    I am not sure I understand the words I highlighted in red.

    "Bozo" and "stooge" both can be used in either singular or plural. Why did the writer indicate "one person", and "three people" ?

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    Re: calling one person a "Bozo" or three people "Stooges

    There was a famous clown named "Bozo." Singular.

    The stars of many movie shorts in the 1940s were "The Three Stooges." Three of them.

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    Re: calling one person a "Bozo" or three people "Stooges

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post

    The stars of many movie shorts in the 1940s were "The Three Stooges.".

    Thank you for your help.

    I don't understand your words I quoted. So no matter how many stars in the movies of 1940s were called " The Three Stooges" ? Even if there were 5 stars?

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    Re: calling one person a "Bozo" or three people "Stooges

    No, there were a series of movies starring "The Three Stooges." They were featured in many movies in the 1940s. It's not a general term for a movie star.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Stooges

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