[Ads-l] Quip: That person would attend the opening of an envelope

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 4 02:58:18 UTC 2019

Bill Mullins wrote:
> Same column and quote located slightly earlier:
> 1974 01 23, Jersey City NJ _Jersey Journal_ p 30 col 4

Thanks, Bill. The update will acknowledge you.

> (and does "carbonated" mean drunk here?)

"Carbonated" is listed in neither Green’s Dictionary of Slang nor the
Historical Dictionary of American Slang.

In 1973 Sylvia Miles famously dumped a plate of food (spaghetti?) on
the head of critic John Simon; so maybe "carbonara-ed" was intended.

> > The earliest match I found appeared in the Broadway gossip column of
> > Jack O'Brian in 1974. The actress Sylvia Miles was the target of an
> > elaborate version of the jest.
> >
> > [ref] 1974 January 26, Lebanon Daily News, The Voice of Broadway by
> > Jack O'Brian, Quote Page 13, Column 6, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
> > (Newspapers_com) [/ref]
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