One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A nickname for the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.
- ‘It reminds me of the '60s when everyone's goal was to defeat the ‘establishment’ through fairly harmless guerrilla tactics such as not putting a stamp on the envelope when paying a Ma Bell phone bill.’
- ‘We've done this before: to the railroad trusts in the first part of the 20th century, to Ma Bell more recently.’
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