Johnny Apple's Bartlett's entry.

Johnny Apple's Bartlett's entry.

Johnny Apple's Bartlett's entry.

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Sept. 10 2003 1:17 PM

Johnny Apple's Bartlett's Entry

Introducing a Chatterbox dictionary of quotations.

"Slurp, slurp. Yum, yum."
R.W. Apple, Jr., "Snacker's Paradise: Devouring Singapore's Endless Supper," in the Sept. 10 New York Times.

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