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Re: "High Smoking" and "At Home Day"

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 24, 2004

In Reply to: "High Smoking" and "At Home Day" posted by Natty on March 17, 2004

: High Smoking
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: Somebody is pressed to smoke cigars (more than one) and he says:
: "I'm not used to high smoking!"
: Does that mean that he is not a heavy smoker?

: At Home Day
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: I know that "at home" means "expecting and ready to receive visitors", but what is the meaning of At Home Day?

: Thanks a lot.

I'm intrigued a bit by "high smoking," and can only guess if At Home Day means here what I think it means. Can you tell us more, give us context? Is this from a comedy of manners? With so little to go on, one might speculate that "high smoking" is smoking cigars, as opposed to smoking cigarettes, which is sometimes viewed as plebeian. In the past, people with a social position used sometimes to have "At Homes" or "At Home Days," days when they could be called upon by those of the same social standing. ("I am not 'At Home' to her; as far as I'm concerned, she's no better than she ought to be.")