Where the name mis-fits the occupation

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed May 14 19:02:06 UTC 2014

A dictionary of Italian last names explained the Italian equivalent of this
name -- Bevacqua -- as one given to a great drinker of wine.  I pointed
this out to a friend named Bevacqua, who said, Oh, my father will be so


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> "A Revere woman was arrested in Arlington [Mass.] Monday and charged
> with her seventh drunk driving offense, said Arlington
> police.  Brenda Drinkwater, 60, is also charged with operating
> negligently so as to endanger, drinking from an open container while
> driving, and failure to keep to the right."
> Boston Globe, Tuesday May 13.
> Joel
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George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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