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Ash Wednesday?

Posted by Henry on August 04, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Smoking posted by ESC on August 03, 2003

: : : : : : : : does anybody know the modern term for a group of people smoking on the pavement outside their offices

: : : : : : : A haze?

: : : : : : A clutch of suicidals?

: : : : : Diehards?

: : : : : And, to be fair, how about a phrase for those who hit the snack vending machines pretty hard?

: : : :
: : : : An addiction

: : : Carb loading?

: : Sorry I forgot it but there is a new slang word going around like clutch, group or bunch, specifically meaning the group of smokers outside buildings. I've seen it in blog-like magazines. Perhaps Slate.

: I'm not finding it. I did find some other smoking phrases. http://www.wordspy.com/ has: buttlegging, chipper, nico-teen, smoke-easy and smoxploitation

A stippled gathering like a shadow on an X-ray? A tumour?