A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 16, 2017
“Acute alcoholic: an attractive drunk”

"Acute alcoholic: an attractive drunk” is a jocular drinking definition. The definition was printed in a 1965 Missouri newspaper, where it was credited to Howard Jasper.


9 April 1965, Daily Sikeston Standard (SIkeston, MO), pg. 3, col. 7:
Acute alcoholic: An attractive drunk.—Howard Jasper.

17 May 1973, Bernardsville (NJ) News, “Wrapping It Up,” pg. 7, col. 4:
The only definition Col. R. Jasper Flubb has for acute alcoholic is “an attractive drunk.’

3 March 1974, Daily World (Opelousas, LA), “Entre Nous” by Frank J.Dietlein, Jr., pg. 4, col. 1:
AND SOMEONE AROUND and about gave this definition of an acute alcoholic: “An attractive drunk.”

Google Books
American Flint
American Flint Glass Workers’ Union
Volume 66
1976
Pg. 37:
Daffy Definition: Acute Alcoholic — An attractive drunk.

Google Books
Laughter Makes the Heart Grow Stronger
By Daniel P Benford
Sarasota, FL: Dandee Publishing
2001
Pg. 237:
Words in the English language can have very different meanings, acute alcoholic could be an attractive Drunk.

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Acute alcoholic - an attractive drunk
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“Acute Alcoholic: An attractive drunk.”
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