Spies and Imposters
RAY: Here's the answer. What gave our GI away was that he was carrying two grocery bags in one hand. Now it doesn't take a soldier very long to figure out that if he's carrying anything like grocery bags for example, he'd do well to carry them in one hand, the left hand. Why?
TOM: So he could salute.
RAY: Exactly right. If you're in uniform and you're outdoors you just might have to render to a salute to an officer coming your way.
So that right hand had better be free from any encumbrances like a bag full of groceries. So who's our winner this week?
TOM: The winner this week is Edward B. Kennedy from Helsinki, Finland.
TOM: And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers we got, Edward is going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com, where he can get a lovely ash gray Dewey, Cheatham and Howe T-shirt featuring an exact replica of our window in Harvard Square.
RAY: Congratulations, Edward!
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