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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Oct 2020, 10:34

What the origin of "eighty six/to eighty six" is :

A Hollywood soda-jerker forwards this glossary of soda-fountain lingo out there … “Shoot one” and “draw one” is one coke and one coffee … “Shoot one in the red!” means a cherry coke … An “echo” is a repeat order. “Eighty-six” means all out of it.
Walter Winchell, Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), 23 May 1933

I've heard the term in Las Vegas bars but just thought it was peculiar to the bar/city.
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Postby kath » 20 Oct 2020, 11:36

Diamond Dog wrote:What the origin of "eighty six/to eighty six" is :

A Hollywood soda-jerker forwards this glossary of soda-fountain lingo out there … “Shoot one” and “draw one” is one coke and one coffee … “Shoot one in the red!” means a cherry coke … An “echo” is a repeat order. “Eighty-six” means all out of it.
Walter Winchell, Courier-Post (Camden, NJ), 23 May 1933

I've heard the term in Las Vegas bars but just thought it was peculiar to the bar/city.


i have indeed read the above. there's another theory that it started a lil earlier, during prohibition raids.

"This possible origin stems from the Prohibition era at a bar called Chumley’s located at 86 Bedford Street in New York City. To survive, many speakeasies had the police on somewhat of a payroll so that they might be warned of a raid. In the case of Chumley’s, it is said that police would call and tell the bartender to 86 his customers, which meant that 1) a raid was about to happen and 2) that they should all exit via the 86 Bedford door while the police would approach at the entrance on Pamela Court."

it's interesting.

of course, the meanings of words and how they morph or change over time is a big topic for me. i heard it as slang when i was growing up all the time, but not so much now. it *could* already be becoming outdated, even though whitmer's 86/45 is now being used as evidence by the frothy right that she wants trump assassinated. i'm not surprised that they are rabidly trying to project and show her as an assassin, after she was literally the target of white thug boy assassination. it's essentially how they all operate. biden's the crook... biden's kid, nepotism, all that reverse junk.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Oct 2020, 13:55

:)

Reminds me of "Deep Six" which I remember first during Watergate - I think John Dean was advised to do so with some important documents. Apparently :

"Attested since the 1920s as a noun, most likely from the nautical cry "by the deep six" indicating a depth of 6 fathoms (36 feet, 10.97 metres) as measured by a sounding line (a depth at which something thrown overboard would be difficult to recover), though possibly also a reference to the common depth of graves (six feet)."
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Postby Six String » 20 Oct 2020, 17:54

I’ve known a few people who got 86’d from my local back in the 90s but I heard it again about three years ago when a woman I know got the treatment at the tasting room at Two Rivers Cider. All of them deserved it.

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Postby Flower » 21 Oct 2020, 12:32

I found out this morning that a good friend of mine had died eleven months ago. We hadn't spoken for a while and it wasn't unusual not to keep in close touch. SIGH! I was thinking of Allen last night. This was a shock to say the least.

I feel like Yogi Berra right now .. deja vu all over again.

Also, last September, I decided to look up an old friend in Minnesota and discovered that he had died eleven months previously. Today is the two year anniversary of Scott's death. :(
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Postby Sam Stone » 21 Oct 2020, 16:30

Rayge wrote:
Dr. Baron wrote:Penii is plural for penis.


It's an unofficial, slang one.
I'll stick with penes, assuming I ever need to talk about more than one ;)


Very poor form to talk with your mouth full!

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Oct 2020, 02:46

You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

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Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby Charlie O. » 22 Oct 2020, 03:04

It looks like it was designed by Roger Dean!
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Oct 2020, 03:05

:D
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

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Postby Six String » 22 Oct 2020, 04:35

Let us know when you get the keys and we’ll be out before you can say “ jalapeno.”

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Postby Sam Stone » 23 Oct 2020, 13:11

It is now almost impossible to find a still picture of Jeffrey Toobin where he doesn't look as though he he's either just started, is in the middle of, or has just ended a Joddrell Bank

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Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2020, 14:09

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Fall in love with some activity and do it!

Nobody ever figures out what life is all about and it doesn't matter.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.


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Postby harvey k-tel » 23 Oct 2020, 14:39

Live, Laugh, Love
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Postby Samoan » 23 Oct 2020, 14:49

harvey k-tel wrote:Live, Laugh, Love

That's the spirit, harv!
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.


Minnie the Minx wrote: I do wonder where everyone is getting very small cardigans from.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Oct 2020, 07:56

That film actor Robert Taylor's real name was Spangler Arlington Brugh !
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Postby Samoan » 26 Oct 2020, 21:01

There is an animal called a deer-pig.
Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.


Minnie the Minx wrote: I do wonder where everyone is getting very small cardigans from.

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Postby Flower » 27 Oct 2020, 13:17

Foot Locker Retail, Inc. is an American sportswear and footwear retailer, with its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and operating in 28 countries. Although established in 1974, and founded as a separate company in 1988, Foot Locker's roots date to 1879, as it is a successor corporation to the F. W. ... As the "Foot Locker" brand had become the Woolworth/Venator ...

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Postby Flower » 28 Oct 2020, 12:00

Singapore embarks on a million-tree planting spree to protect its future

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/singapore-plant-million-trees-biodiversity-restoration/
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Postby Samoan » 30 Oct 2020, 17:37

A crowd-funding page set up to cover any legal costs Jeremy Corbyn may face has raised over £350,000.
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Postby Sam Stone » 31 Oct 2020, 09:28

Samoan wrote:A crowd-funding page set up to cover any legal costs Jeremy Corbyn may face has raised over £350,000.


To paraphrase the old New Labour slogan, "Things can only get bitter"