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Definition: Glass Puddiner

Frank Bush, here playing an Irishman named Mike, is looking for a Jewish man whom he had hired to install a glass window. Mike refers to the Jew as a "glass puddiner," which appears to be a comic neologism deriving from the words "put-it-in-er" (i.e. a person who "puts in" windows). Later in the scene, Bush exits and then reappears in a different costume as Solomon, the Jewish character. That character refers to himself as a "glass puteen," i.e. a person who installs and repairs glass windows.


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