Wednesday, August 17, 2005

We are in the library again but for classic slang!

Charlie Chan in Rio* has several words that may or may not still be in use by our younger visitors to this site so I'm checking our slang dictionaries*~~You'd be surprised what we have here in the Chan Library!
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GAME: Ready and willing.
HEP (slang variant of "hip"): (1) Keenly aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trend or develoments.
(2) Very fashionable or stylish.
(Jimmy Chan: "She got 'hep' that we were closing in on her.")
MICKEY (also MICKEY FINN) (slang): Chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious.
(Joan Reynolds: "Slip him a 'mickey' and he'll go under.")
RUMMY: A card game, played in many variations, in which the object is to obtain sets of three or more cards of the same rank or suit.
STAG (as used): A person who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner, especially a man who is unaccompanied by a woman.
(Ken Reynolds: "Looks like I'm 'stag' tonight.")
THIRD DEGREE: Mental or physical torture used to obtain information or a confession from a prisoner.
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*Our Monday Night Chat Room Movie at Rush Glick's (8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. [EDT], the movie starts at 8:30), who also contributed our dictionary entries and lobby card.


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