Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 12 13:39:32 UTC 2010

Nobody here checks HDAS. I can dig it. I'll figure out a way to get those
decades back. (Barry, I feel your pain.)

The form "ciggie-boo" [sic] has four exx. from 1958 to 1988. The earliest is
from Britain, home of the WASP.

Updates,  anyone? Google hands me nearly 4,000,000 raw "ciggy-poo" hits in a
fraction of a second (not like the old days), and more than 12,000,000 for

So, even with fewer than 200 [!] for "ciggie-poo," not obsolete.


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