There has been some contention, and I've even gotten emails from concerned readers...is it, definitively, "junky" or "junkie"? I've been accused of inconsistency; however, this accusation is clearly unfounded. I use "junky" myself--I like the look of the "y" at the end of the word, and it's the way William Burroughs spelled it. He is, of course, the ultimate junky, so we should use his spelling, I think. When I am quoting someone else who might use the "ie" spelling, however, I keep the author's spelling.
I thought that one way to resolve this problem would be to give you, my devoted readers, a chance to decide for yourselves. Mostly, though, I think these polls are neat, and I have no intention of changing my spelling of "junky." Perhaps I should buy the domain "thejunkieswife" before someone eager to take the $1.50 I've made so far in Google Ad revenue! There's a lot of haters out there...and haters love to take your $1.50. It's a real tragedy, because every penny I make from your ad clicks goes towards refunding my husband's giant junky-ass debt...it's a veritable charity...a "Save The Marriage" foundation.
So vote, and discuss...let's figure this business out.