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Pyrrho wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 am

Wow. When you are run into someone whose name includes “SS” and “politician” and it is a good thing.

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Nyarlathotep wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Look at those prices. You can eat an entire New Yorker for $2.50.
According to the BLS inflation calculator $2.50 in October 1957 is the equivalent of $22.19 today.
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The inflation calculator I tried gave me a cost of closer to $30 (like $29 and change)

Either way, it's about what I would pay for a steak at a "normal" restaurant (as opposed to a good steakhouse), so it sounds right.
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Yeah, but how does it affect the T Zone?

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Cocarrettes. Nobody can smoke just one.
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Make sure you add a spliff of neurasthesia-preventing radium!

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Cocaine cigarettes?
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Why not? Back in the day, Coca Cola had real Cocaine in it.
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The picture shows a woman smoking one.

A "women's smoke" while the men either chew tobacco or smoke something manlier such as cigars.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:52 pm
The picture shows a woman smoking one.

A "women's smoke" while the men either chew tobacco or smoke something manlier such as cigars.
Is that true? It sounds suspiciously like a modern interpretation of the past.

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Like the Virginia Slim "You've come a long way, baby?"

Somewhere I have a reference where The People behind Duke--a major tobacco company--drove the cigarette fad as an alternative to "disgusting" chewing and cigars. I do not think they were specifically marketed as a "woman's smoke" other than that elegant women could smoke cigarettes.

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"ette" being a feminine suffix, I imagine that at first it was seen as a feminine-friendly alternative to cigars.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:41 pm
"ette" being a feminine suffix, I imagine that at first it was seen as a feminine-friendly alternative to cigars.
From: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/-ette
-ette
  • a noun suffix occurring originally in loanwords from French, where it has been used in a variety of
    • diminutive and hypocoristic formations ( brunette; cigarette; coquette; etiquette; rosette );
  • as an English suffix, -ette forms
    • diminutives ( kitchenette; novelette; sermonette ),
    • distinctively feminine nouns ( majorette; usherette ),
    • and names of imitation products ( leatherette ).

From: https://www.etymonline.com/word/cigarette
cigarette (n.) . . . from French cigarette (by 1824), diminutive of cigare "cigar" (18c.),

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But if as the ad says "should be used by all smokers", perhaps the gentlemen are to use them as palette cleansers between cigars? :BigGrin3:
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Was rewatching one of my favorite comedies, Kentucky Fried Movie, today. I realized that many bits of it wouldn't fly today. Especially this segment, which is a shame since it's one of my favorites.

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You must concentwate.

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