From the Abbott and Costello radio show, “Lou Builds a House” – Bud Abbott tries to convince Lou Costello to build a house in the suburbs
Bud Abbott; Why don’t you build yourself a little house out in the suburbs? You know what suburbs are, don’t you?
Lou Costello: Sure, ‘suburbs’ is an old French word meaning ‘long bus ride.’
Bud Abbott; You could have a lovely little place with a garden, the flowers spelling out your name.
Lou Costello: The flowers could spell out my name?
Bud Abbott: Certainly.
Lou Costello: How do you like that? The flowers are smarter than I am!