To better understand this joke from the “Just Fun” section of the July 22, 1920 edition of The Chatham Record, the blog takes a moment to brush up on definitions. According to Webster’s, “to ballyhoo” is “to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively”, while “to pussyfoot” is “to refrain from committing oneself”. Mmm. Can’t say that helps. Must be a 1920s thing.
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