Pubdate: Thu, 01 Aug 2002
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Calgary Herald
Author: G. Alan Robison


Re: "Hey man! Don't Bogart that joint," Catherine Ford, Opinion, July 24.

I gather Catherine Ford once lived in Toronto. I'm just delighted to see 
this good old strain of anti-Americanism, which was so characteristic of 
Canada when I was growing up there and which I had feared had disappeared 
forever, starting to resurface. It used to irritate the heck out of me, but 
I now realize it's exactly what we need.

However, I don't understand the headline on Ford's column. I'm familiar 
with Bogart, since I worked so hard to look like him when I was a kid 
learning how to smoke, but what does the verb "to Bogart" mean?

G. Alan Robison

Houston, Tex.

G. Alan Robison is executive director of the Drug Policy Forum of Texas.
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