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You are very ugly today, Pa / Ma Ubu! expression or saying

A gently loving greeting to one’s spouse in the morning

Origin

From an English translation of the 1896 proto-Dadaist French play of the same name by Alfred Jarry. It was popular at Balliol College Oxford at the time

Collected by

Clare – late 1960s
Westerhoff (King, Claydon) – sibling of Naomi

Submitted: 28/02/2022 by Mark

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