Champagne Cholly (1947)

Bruce Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Fri Jul 27 06:06:16 UTC 2001

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Subject: Champagne Cholly (1947)

>    The popularity of the term, it must be admitted, is due in a great part
to Lucius Beebe, who started using it often in writing his weekly pillar
>  in the _Herald Tribune_ on cooking, drinking and the best place to buy
mauve garters.  This was one instance where Mr. Beebe, ordinarily

I find this use of 'pillar' interesting. Was 'pillar'='newspaper column'
ever widespread newspaper jargon, or is this an isolated incident?

I tried looking for some lists of newspaper/journalist jargon, and didn't
find much online, and the two online dictionaries I checked didn't have this
sense at all, neither of them being the OED.


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