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Maisie Gets Her Man ... 10s and 12s ?


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In 'Maisie Gets Her Man', Ann Sothern sings "Cooking with Gas" (or some such) and references '10s and 12s'... which means... what?

Lyrics:

We were in the doldrums, everything is 10s and 12s, then Franklin D. said "Follow me and let's start cookin' ourselves".

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In 'Maisie Gets Her Man', Ann Sothern sings "Cooking with Gas" (or some such) and references '10s and 12s'... which means... what?

Lyrics:

We were in the doldrums, everything is 10s and 12s, then Franklin D. said "Follow me and let's start cookin' ourselves".

 

I'm thinking they just wanted something to rhyme...since being at 'sixes and sevens' means confused, in disarray...maybe they thought tens and twelves would be that much worse...? :blink: 

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I'm thinking they just wanted something to rhyme...since being at 'sixes and sevens' means confused, in disarray...maybe they thought tens and twelves would be that much worse...? :blink:

 

Sounds like a plausible expalanation. I'm betting you are right.

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