I see this salutation, "Ladles and Jellyspoons", in many places, including here.

What exactly is meant by this phrase? How did it start to be used?

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    It's just nonsense verse (and a play on "ladies and gentlemen". Quite funny, though. – Mick Oct 20 '16 at 13:20
  • Oh, dear! Never thought that it would be such. Any historical anecdote behind this? – Masroor Oct 20 '16 at 13:21
  • None that I know of. Maybe others can enlighten us. Thanks for the link, though. I'm going to print it out. – Mick Oct 20 '16 at 13:23
  • How does even one get the inspiration to write such a masterpiece? Did you see the alternative? It is equally funny or even funnier. – Masroor Oct 20 '16 at 14:16
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    It's a long-standing tradition to make bad puns on Ladies and Gentlemen - comedians from 100 years ago did "Ladies and Germs". – John Feltz Oct 20 '16 at 14:29

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