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    Question (Amy) Winehouse

    Amy Winegum: Now troubled singer is 'addicted to sweets'
    The quoted sentence is the title of a report about Amy Winehouse from the Daily Mail.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ed-sweets.html

    I've never heard her singing so far, and I am not familar wtih her. But I often read gossip news about her from the Daily Mail, and her name is Amy Winehouse in the reports I read except this time.

    I sense Winegum is the nickname the journalist dubbed on her. Gum refers to chewing gum which indicates she is obsessed with sweets. Am I right? Or is Winegum her another name? Thanks!

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    Re: (Amy) Winehouse

    Hey, I am not a teacher; but gum in this context means the pink mouth lining which holds teeth, and not chewing gum.
    So winegum would mean gums full of wine, a reference to Winehouse's alcoholism (and her name). Hope it's clearer! :)

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    Re: (Amy) Winehouse

    Off topic. Daffodils, you should try her music. It's great and unique.


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    Re: (Amy) Winehouse

    Quote Originally Posted by poolofmire View Post
    Hey, I am not a teacher; but gum in this context means the pink mouth lining which holds teeth, and not chewing gum.
    So winegum would mean gums full of wine, a reference to Winehouse's alcoholism (and her name). Hope it's clearer! :)

    It is more likely to be a pun on her name in relation to the topic of the report - she is addicted to sweets. "Winegums" are a kind of hard jellied sweets.

    Wine gum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: (Amy) Winehouse

    Hello all,

    Thank you for your responses. I am drooling on wine gums.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 01-Nov-2008 at 00:00.

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