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Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Did “bootlegger” have more cache than “dealer”? Like, is the proper translation for the modern ear “weed guy”?Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to Jaybird
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      My understanding of the use of the term at the time is that yes, there was more cachet. Bootleggers generally dealt in high-quality booze smuggled in — an actual bottle of Glenlivet, not a mason jar of moonshine. Bootleggers were suppliers for the well-to-do, their product line was priced out of the reach of the common man. The cartoon supports that interpretation, I think. The character has bought on credit, and is writing a check to pay the bill.

      I can’t think of a corresponding role in the more contemporary drug hierarchy.Report

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