[Ads-l] 'Dusty Hunter' Scores Cecil B. DeMille's Liquor Collection - The New York Times

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 4 23:17:09 UTC 2020

> On Oct 4, 2020, at 5:51 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Haven't seen this before.
> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/style/cecil-b-demille-liquor-dusty-hunters-whiskey.html
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/style/cecil-b-demille-liquor-dusty-hunters-whiskey.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20201001&instance_id=22679&nl=todaysheadlines&regi_id=59850789&segment_id=39505&user_id=d147abe9be4e176da33238a1bfc51add>

And the appropriate back-formed verb is ready for its closeup:

Still, it takes a certain amount of skill to dusty hunt: an awareness of shuttered brands from the past, the ability to read esoteric laser coding and to notice bottle sizes, like quarts, that no longer exist.

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