Some time ago there was a short discussion here about contemporary use of the word jones as a verb or noun to refer to an addiction, to drugs or anything else. As in: he’s got a basketball jones or I’m jonesing for chocolate.

The Oxford English Dictionary has included this definnition in its most recent edition:

jones, v. intr. To feel an intense craving or desire for something. — OED

Here’s a request. If you happen to run into other references to jones used in this way, could you pass them along to me? What I was really hoping for was to find a quote from Spike Lee in which he defines the term in his own words, but that was a long (and thus far, unprofitable) shot. Hope springs eternal, though, so do yell if you happen to come across something, anything, related.

thanks so much, you’ve been a great audience.