May 11, 2003
Gawker coinage Safired

zeta-jones: to eat ravenously, as if downing last bowl of Sally Struthers-provided rice in the midst of a famine.

In Safire's column this weekend, he tries to shed light on the possible origins of "jonesing" ("obviously a participle in play, presumably the latest, hot, with-it usage"), but it seems he was too busy getting sidetracked about the sloth of heroin addicts or talking to Maureen Dowd to mention the huge mound of references in black popular culture, starting with Love Jones (a raft of songs and a recent title of a movie), Basketball Jones, Mr. Jones, and my personal candidate, "cojones".

Posted by tmonkey at May 11, 2003 12:32 AM
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