[Ads-l] dime-store novel (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 14:05:37 EST 2019


Hmm.  That would be before lurid paperbacks.

JL

On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 2:02 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM
AMRDEC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

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> _Columbus [OH] Telegram_ 30 Apr 1930 p 1 col 7
> "While the gems found in Nebraska in no way rival the famous blue and pink
> pearls of the dime-store novels, the Nebraska pearls sell on eastern
> markets for as much as $50 a grain, depending on the shape, color and
> luster of the gems."
>
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> >
> > As "only worth a dime".
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 8:17 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I mentioned this rationalization of "dime novel" back in 2005 and
> > > again in 2007. I heard it more than once from a student in 1992.
> > >
> > > Joshua Green, CNN Political Analyst, has just characterized the
> > > current WH intrigue as "something in a dime-store novel."
> > >
> > > With the eclipse of dime-stores, however, the idea will have to be
> > > rationalized again.
> > >
> > >
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