[Ads-l] ADS-L Digest - 26 Aug 2015 to 27 Aug 2015 (#2015-237)

Yagoda, Ben byagoda at UDEL.EDU
Fri Aug 28 14:24:04 UTC 2015


The latter cite finally illuminates one of the two jocular terms my late father, who served in the Navy during World War II, used for coffee: "chuppa Jamoch."

The other one was "chuppa chawfee."

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Date:    Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:56:54 +0000
From:    Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU<mailto:goranson at DUKE.EDU>>
Subject: Re: "cup of joe" (1928)

Two texts [both at GB] that might possibly be relevant, even if not necessarily of great help:

1927  Feb. 18 (though GB says 1926) Princeton Alumni Weekly v. XXVII n. 19 p. 564 col. 2-3
"Speaking of Restaurateur Joe, that gentleman recently advertised that he had a brand of coffee, one cup of which would keep an exam-harrassed student awake all night. Dean Gauss commented on this with characteristic wit in the next day's Princetonian. He suggested that each morning throughout the academic year “a full cup of Joe's waking potion be administered 'to every undergraduate in good standing.' The Dean, no doubt, has some morning lectures."

1921 Aug 18. Life p. 20 col. 2
"Officers will personally serve coffee to men of their divisions in thin china cups, preferably Jamocha blend with fresh cream and lump sugar. Officers will take particular pains not to startle men in waking them."
This (headline "Daily Routine Aboard a Soviet-Run Battleship") is from a jokey reaction to order of the Secretary of the Navy, Edwin Denby--who succeeded Josephus Daniels--ordering that "soviet rule" practices (on which cf. NYT 23 June 1921) cease.


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