Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 2 20:13:40 UTC 2008

Not the most elegant WOTY candidate, but I thought I'd put it out
there.  It's pretty compositional, unless you guessed that it refers
to the dangerous disorder characterized by insufficient alcohol

"Starving themselves, cocktail in hand"

As the article makes clear, "drunkorexia" is "not an official medical
term" (contrary to what we would have thought), but serves as
"shorthand for a disturbing blend of behaviors: self-imposed
starvation or bingeing and purging, combined with alcohol abuse."
Seems to me like these these experts might want to distinguish
drunkorexia from boozeilimia, but I'm no professional.

LH, noting that the illustration does show three olives on that
martini skewer--looks like someone's already on the road to recovery!

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