I was reminded the other day, why I no longer remember, of a bit of wordplay that was popular in some circles a few decades ago.

The only one I can remember:

Will and Ariel Rogers

I can’t quite say why that one struck me as particularly funny, but I think it was picturing Will Rogers and Ariel Durant as a pair.

In a similar vein, but years later, I got this one from my late father in law. It may have been original with him.

Peter Paul and Mary Ford

I think all those names are sufficiently embedded in the cultural mainstream that you don’t have to be of a Certain Age to get them.

W&AR doesn’t show up on Google at all. PP&MF does, but it doesn’t look deliberate to me. Hence this post: let’s get them onto the web, and see what happens.

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