gusto, ham free

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 20 02:39:48 UTC 2001

At 1:40 AM -0400 8/20/01, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>    From the NYHT, 24 April 1948, pg. 11, col. 7:
>    LET'S DRINK--The bar makes a to-do over old time drinks.  Shady
>Lady for one, a combination of blackberry brandy and vodka with a
>sour squirt of lemon.  Much Gusto a tequila base, heaven help you.

given the tequila base, I suspect a typo for "Mucho Gusto" there

>    From the NYHT, 28 February 1948, pg. 11, col. 6:
>    It will last for two hours while the drinker "schmoozes and
>nashes" down $1 worth of ham free.
>(Doesn't sound kosher to me--ed.)

depends on how you parse/intone the last two words.


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