[Ads-l] fudgies

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed May 23 14:01:37 EDT 2018

>From an article in today's (Wednesday's) NY Times

“It used to be all college kids,” said Bob Benser Jr., who owns the Murdick’s
Fudge <https://www.originalmurdicksfudge.com/> shops on Mackinac Island,
between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The Murdick family first
opened a candy shop in 1887, starting a confection craze that is so much a
part of the culture here that summer tourists are called fudgies.

A version of this article appears in print on May 23, 2018, on Page D8 of
the New York edition with the headline: Where Have All the Teenagers Gone?

Not in DARE (the print version) nor OED.


George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)

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