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Dewey, Cheetham & Howe

Sure, the name of this company looks normal enough. They're all typical English last names. But try pronouncing it and you'll see it differently!

Dewey, Cheetham & Howe is a joke about a law firm, which was most recently made popular by a national radio talk show called "Car Talk" produced right here in Boston.

What's the joke? The pronunciation is "Do we cheat them, and how!" And how is just for emphasis, so the meaning is "We really cheat them!"

The joke was earlier used by the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers.

Sign in a window across the street from the Harvard Square subway entrance, Cambridge, MA, USA

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