Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Wed Dec 22 02:18:37 UTC 2004

> >The third is that "Bennie's" was a shoe store in North Jersey. A certain
> >class of day visitors (as opposed to those who rented a place for a week)
> >would come carrying their  lunches in shoe boxes marked thusly.
> This is also the purported origin for the similarly derogatory term
> "shoobies" (< "shoeboxers"?).

I think I may have conflated these two explanations in my memory. On second
thought, I may be all wet about the shoebox explanation for "Bennie."

"Shoobie" is not a term I knew on the Jersey Shore, but I've seen it
reported in various sources.

--Dave Wilton
  dave at

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