"roach" = 'joint' butt--anything before 1938?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Nov 17 00:38:43 UTC 2003

On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 07:04:49PM -0500, Sam Clements wrote:
> Yep.  The Meyer Berger story(which I haven't, but should have read).
> What did he screw up?

Among other things, the song "If you're a Viper" is playing in
the background, and he transcribes it partly as "Dreamed about
a reefer five feet long,/Mighty, immense, but not too strong,"
as opposed to the actual lyrics, "The mighty mezz, but not too

Jesse Sheidlower

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