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23 skidoo (phrase)

23 skidoo (sometimes 23 skiddoo) is an American slang ph...

wikipedia - 21 Sep 2016
23 skidoo (sometimes 23 skiddoo) is an American slang phrase popularized during the early 20th century. It generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly by someone else, or taking advantage of a propitious opportunity to leave, that is, "getting [out] while the getting's good." The exact origin of the phrase is uncertain.
23 skidoo (phrase)

In 'Autonomous,' a Free Spirit Takes On a Dystopian World

Undark Magazine - 12 Oct 2017
Early in the book Jack thinks to herself, “What the actual fuck,” a phrase that seems certain to go the way of “gadzooks” and “23 skidoo.” Pirates and hackers are still the cool kids, and their parties still seem to consist of getting wasted and free ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Cultural Literacy With a Twist

U.S. News & World Report - 01 Jul 2016
This is not a plot to maintain privilege, but the nature of how language is used and evolves – an organic process that we are largely powerless to shape or direct. Your grandparents might have used the phrase "23 skidoo" or the word "skedaddle" when it ...
23 skidoo (phrase)


Boston Globe - 29 Jun 2008
But according to Osborne, Jack Black found his inspirado in an older bit of slang: "23 skidoo," a perplexing phrase that hit it big a century ago, roughly meaning "let's get a move on." The origin of both the "23" and "skidoo" elements are shrouded in ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

23 Skidoo

The Quietus - 16 May 2015
Much of the featured music has been repurposed from 2000's self-titled 23 Skidoo album, at the time regarded as a retreat from the revolutionary fervour of their earlier releases in favour of renewal as a more blissed-out Massive Attack. But the ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Just so

Boston Globe - 11 May 2008
Well, as etymologists know, the better the story, the less likely it's true. And tour guides - perhaps because you'll never see them again - seem especially willing to pass along dubious word histories. In New York, you may be told that "23 skidoo" was ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Biting off more 'informal language' than you can chew

Columbia Journalism Review - 11 Oct 2016
(When was the last time you said “23 skidoo” or “Gee, that movie was keen”?) Slang, too, has generated many dictionaries. Garner's notes that much of “slang” originates in “people with low status or with a low level of responsibility” and is “more or ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

From 'Groovy' To 'Slacks,' The Words That Date You

NPR - 27 May 2013
Well, 23 skidoo. Here's an email we have from Ed in Portland, Oregon: Recently, I asked for a church key to open a bottle of beer. A 25-year-old son had no idea what I wanted. (LAUGHTER). SCHMICH: And then this raises the question of words that connote ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Welcome to The Cleveland Flea

Aboutstark.com - 30 May 2016
At first glance, the sizable spread of booths and tables at the Cleveland Flea may not meet your expectation of the typical flea market. While the market is speckled with your typical (and atypical) vintage and antiques dealers (this happy shopper got ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

To The Outside of Everything - A Story of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981

Soundblab - 28 Nov 2017
Tv21 are like a British version of Hunters & Collectors. Celebratory horns lend a vaguely festive sound to the laddish vocal. The Drowning Craze's 'Storage Case' is a fantastic song. The cabaret style vocals and leisurely club feel is diverges from ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Wednesday's HOT MIC

PJ Media (blog) - 16 Aug 2017
Right now, there is someone out there trying to spin my words into something bizarre. Maybe they'll tell folks I said that being against racism is the same as hating minorities or something along those lines. They'll know full well I never said ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

QI: how much money does Broadway make?

Telegraph.co.uk - 06 Nov 2013
MAE WEST. Broadway. Broadway dates back to the Dutch city of New Amsterdam in the mid-17th century, when it was known as Breede weg. By the early 1800s, Broadway was the main thoroughfare in New York City. It runs north to south for 13 miles through ...
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BRP Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Second-Quarter Results

Marketwired (press release) - 01 Sep 2017
Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terminology such as "may", "will", "would", "should", "could", "expects", "forecasts", "plans", "intends", "trends", "indications", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "outlook ...

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