[Ads-l] fudgies

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 24 10:34:13 EDT 2018


I once had a girlfriend from Detroit who had summer jobs at Mackinac
Island. I got the word "fudgies" from her and now use it generically to
refer to tourists, especially those at overcrowded destinations. I don't
know if anyone else does.

Marc Sacks

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:52 PM, Margaret Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu>
wrote:

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> It's pretty common among Michiganders...
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> MARGARET E WINTERS
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> From an article in today's (Wednesday's) NY Times
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> =93It used to be all college kids,=94 said Bob Benser Jr., who owns the
> Mur=
> dick=92s
> Fudge <https://www.originalmurdicksfudge.com/> shops on Mackinac Island,
> Mackinac Island Fudge: Original Murdick=92s Fudge Est. 1887 ...<
> https://www=
> .originalmurdicksfudge.com/>
> www.originalmurdicksfudge.com
> Original Murdick's Fudge offers 23 flavors of Mackinac Island fudge
> recipes=
>  with all-natural ingredients. Order fudge online. Wedding favors.
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> between Michigan=92s 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.
> <https://www.postcrescent.com/story/life/2017/06/17/search-
> fudge-mackinac-i=
> sland/393099001/>
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> 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?
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> Not in DARE (the print version) nor OED.
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> GAT
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> George A. Thompson
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> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998.
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> 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
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> The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
> picture of his great-grandfather.)
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> gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851
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