Re: RARA-AVIS: word usage

Bill Hagen (
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 22:48:10 -0500 (CDT)

>> While reading Himes' ALL SHOT UP, one character tells another that all he's
>> accustomed to drinking is "white mule." Any idea as to what this might be?
>> -- Duane
>probably what we call "everclear" Or it may be a "brand" name.

Or what was called "white lightning" in some parts? The names probably refer to the "kick" or "bolt" it delivered.

Suppose it was safer if it was clear too. Better distilling, no flecks of radiator (which once held antifreeze). Take a good look before you drink.

Bill Hagen

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