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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 28 20:56:00 UTC 2015


See HDAS II for "jamoke."

It was once widely known.  It is certainly possible that some speakers
thought of "joe" as some kind of telescoped form of it. That could have
encouraged the seemingly rapid spread of "joe."

JL

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:24 AM, Yagoda, Ben <byagoda at udel.edu> wrote:

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> The latter cite finally illuminates one of the two jocular terms my late
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> ther, who served in the Navy during World War II, used for coffee: "chuppa
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> Jamoch."
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> 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)
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> Two texts [both at GB] that might possibly be relevant, even if not
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> rily of great help:
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> 1927  Feb. 18 (though GB says 1926) Princeton Alumni Weekly v. XXVII n. 19
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> p. 564 col. 2-3
> "Speaking of Restaurateur Joe, that gentleman recently advertised that he
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> ad 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
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> he next day's Princetonian. He suggested that each morning throughout the
> a=
> cademic year =93a full cup of Joe's waking potion be administered 'to
> every=
>  undergraduate in good standing.' The Dean, no doubt, has some morning
> lect=
> ures."
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> 1921 Aug 18. Life p. 20 col. 2
> "Officers will personally serve coffee to men of their divisions in thin
> ch=
> ina cups, preferably Jamocha blend with fresh cream and lump sugar.
> Officer=
> s will take particular pains not to startle men in waking them."
> This (headline "Daily Routine Aboard a Soviet-Run Battleship") is from a
> jo=
> key reaction to order of the Secretary of the Navy, Edwin Denby--who
> succee=
> ded Josephus Daniels--ordering that "soviet rule" practices (on which cf.
> N=
> YT 23 June 1921) cease.
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