She has a tendency to use US President's names in amazement, both positive and negative. She says "Well, Calvin Coolidge!" for instance. However, she does change to vice president's names on occasion.
In Black Clouds, she said her husband had died.
|“||Ethel (b): The bathroom's right back there. You need change?
Ethel (b): It's a quarter to get in.
|“||Lindy: You're just a bunch of ladies who want me to stay out of the rain so you won't feel guilty.
Ethel (b): Who you callin' a lady?
|“||Ethel (b): Yer mother wears army boots!