Two-buck Chuck (was: Still lame ...)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 24 19:35:57 UTC 2005

>It's "two-buck Chuck." (Sells for $1.99.)
>Maybe next year they'll have to raise it a dollar, though.

Only in some states (e.g. California).  In others, it's three-buck
Chuck.  In still others (unfortunately including CT) it's unavailable
entirely, because grocery stores aren't allowed to sell wine given
our antique blue laws.  Fortunately, there's no such law restricting
sales of goat cheese, edamame, or Thai chili & lime cashews.


>-----Original Message-----
>Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>At 9:32 PM -0400 10/22/05, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>Yes. When I was a kid, we used "highwaters" in exactly the same way.
>>Would you believe that, back in my day, a pair of "Chucks" cost only
>>three bucks? Well, that's cheap for these days. It wasn't cheap in
>>those days, when the minimum wage was $0.25/hr. Chucks also held
>>pride of place.
>Aha!  Well, there are still "three buck Chuck"s, but now it refers to
>bottles of table wine retailed at Trader Joe's.

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