The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Why we say "His name is Mud"
The doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth was Dr. Mud. This is
where the saying "his name is Mud" originated. This saying is
widespread and frequently used. An ancestor of Dr. Mud is currently
trying to clear the family name.
James Callow Keyword(s): Lincoln assassination
|Subject headings:||PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate|
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup
Date learned: 01-00-1991