FW: Re: "fiend": in anyone's active vocab?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 10 18:20:13 UTC 2005

There is, I think, "coffee fiend" in "Barnaby", by Crockett Johnson,
1943.  (Barnaby, Mr. O'Malley, and their ghost friend are
investigating a house supposed to be haunted, and think they've come
upon coffee fiends.  Actually, they are wartime black marketeers,
trafficking in coffee.


At 11/9/2005 03:09 PM, you wrote:
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>[letter to editor] John Jerome, _Rolling Stone_. 21 June 1973, p. 3 col
>"Nark nark.  Who's there?  Justice Department.  Justice <i> who? </i> .
>. . Justice soon as I finish this beer I'm going to go bust some
> > there's also the typically (but not exclusively) ironic or
> > self-conscious "dope fiend"
> >
> >

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