Why Are Cigarettes Called Squares

Why Are Cigarettes Called Squares

Why do we call ourselves boxes? (Historical theory?).

He has an ex-girlfriend who calls him Box. Is there a historical reason for this?

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From what I read, it has to do with people making holes in square paper.

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Why do we call ourselves boxes? (Historical view?)

He has an ex-girlfriend who calls him Square. Is there a historical reason for this?

The word is from 1970. I quote from the Oxford English Dictionary.

Instead, with tobacco. United States (especially)

1970 HE Roberts 3rd Quarter 13/1 Square, Op. 1971 Scaler 2/36 September Well, he's wondering when he lights a box ... Why do I keep dreaming? 1974 World November 57 Light the box for me, baby.

I remember reading or listening to them during the war (probably WWII) because they were in food packaging.

Maybe I'm wrong and maybe LOL.

I have heard that cigars are called squares so that they can be clearly separated from circles or squares. It was the accepted real currency, the gold standard of the prison money system, so to speak. Other products and services are referred to as boxes.

Why Are Cigarettes Called Squares