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Posted: 3/27/2002 7:03:22 PM EDT
A couple of questions came up over dinner. Where did the term 86"d come from? Second, what's the name of the lead filled leather beating unit cops and thugs carried?? One guy called them a zapper but, I remember them being called something else. Thanks
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I heard of them being called either a sap or a cosh .
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 7:09:09 PM EDT
I remember having one of those as a kid, (some play toy for a juvinile, eh? No wonder I turned out like this) it was called a BlackJack. I don't know where my dictionary of etymology is right now but I will try to find it and look up 86'd. You got me wondering too.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 7:14:20 PM EDT
[url=http://plateaupress.com.au/wfw/eightysix.htm][b]Eighty-six[/b][/url] = nix "This verb meaning to eject or debar from premises, to reject or abandon was previously an expression used by waiters and bartenders indicating that the supply of an item was exhausted or that a customer was not to be served."
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[Last Edit: 3/27/2002 7:23:26 PM EDT by Greencon]
a blackjack, slungshot, billy, metallic knuckles, sand club, sand bag,slapjack, or bludgeon. Various nasties, take your pick. [url]http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/misc.htm[/url]
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