game of inches
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Quote: Leticia Van Allen (Mae West), a talent scout and a 6'7" cowboy in Myra Breckinridge (1970):
-- Leticia: ' My! You're a tall boy.'
-- Cowboy: ' Yes, ma'am. I'm six feet, seven inches.'
-- Leticia: ' Let's forget about the six feet and concentrate on the seven inches.'