[Ads-l] "cup of joe" (1928)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 28 04:23:58 UTC 2015

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 2:10 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is still much later than the 1911 evidence discovered by Barry
> Popik that "Old Black Joe" could mean 'coffee without cream' in hash
> house lingo

I've heard those gentle voices calling for refills, myself. ;-)

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