Gawker vs NYT Crossword Editor vs reader

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 10 23:28:24 UTC 2012

What does that do to "pothead", "dope-head", "coke-head", "shit-head"?


On 1/10/2012 5:40 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> This also has a nice use of "head" meaning aficionado: "hip-hop head." I think that use of "head" has been discussed on this list before.
> When I recently asked a friend who is visiting his parents in Alaska whether he was having fun on a snow machine, he responded: "Ripping up the hills on skis is more like it, my parents are very anti-motorhead."
> BB

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