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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)

Celebrity “Tweet Fighting.”

Albany Times Union (blog) - 18 Sep 2017
Over the past 100 years or so, certain phrases, typically the kind favored by the youth in our society, make their way into the lexicon of American popular speech. In the 1920s it was “23 Skidoo.” In the 1950s it was “Cool Daddio!” In the late 1960s ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Any Questions #309 - "23"

WAMC - 28 Jul 2017
While the exact origin of the phrase "23 skidoo" is unknown, one popular theory posits that it came from the practice of police officers to give the "23 skidoo" to men – that is, tell them to scram – when they were caught waiting for women's skirts to ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

BRP Reports Fiscal Year 2018 Second-Quarter Results

Marketwired (press release) - 01 Sep 2017
Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Old's cool, but not old school -- third time's a charm

Santa Maria Times (subscription) - 27 Apr 2017
That's thanks to my third annual "Old's Cool, Not Old School," where highly motivated college students (translation: they were offered free food) are surveyed about the meanings of names, phrases, and products once common in our lexicon — but most ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Gateway Funk

GeekDad (blog) - 19 Jul 2016
That the language is kid-friendly but silly sweet is another huge bonus: Baby Beluga doesn't do much for kids who are used to singing about the periodic table and the Bloodmobile, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is very clearly in the latter camp ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Skadoosh!

Boston Globe (registration) - 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)

You Had to Be There

Slate Magazine - 11 Sep 2014
Need more proof that the intersection Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street was the epitome of comedy? Local cops shooing randy ankle-spotters from the corner maybe possibly helped give rise to the phrase23 skidoo!” Which, when you think about it, really is ...
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)

23 Skidoo

The Quietus - 16 May 2015
This Beyond Time package features both a DVD of the 2011 documentary directed by Alex Turnbull and Pete Stern about William's life, work and influence, as well as a CD composed of 23 Skidoo's soundtrack for the film. ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Just so

Boston Globe (registration) - 11 May 2008
In New York, you may be told that "23 skidoo" was a phrase the cops used to shoo ankle-ogling boys away from the windy corner where the Flatiron Building meets 23d Street. But word sleuth Barry Popik, at his eponymous website, reprints newspaper ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

What Does the Slang You Use Say About Your Generation?

PopMatters - 28 Oct 2015
(Mike Myers, Saturday Night Live) – others seem to have had multiple spontaneous inventions (bobby-soxer, babysitter, 23 skidoo!). But what's truly interesting, argues Allan Metcalf in his etymological survey From Skedaddle to Selfie, is what these ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

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

NPR - 27 May 2013
When Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich used the word "slacks" in a column, a reader commented: "Slacks? How old are you?" The reader's comment got Schmich thinking about the words we choose and how much those choices can reveal about our ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Critic's Notebook: The Real Problem With Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Ad

Hollywood Reporter - 07 Apr 2017
Instead it uses the previously released song "Lions" by Skip Marley (Bob Marley's grandson), which has repeated lines about "a new generation" and "the movement." And that's where the ad gets itself in trouble. It borrows, instead of collaborating and ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

BRP Announces Completion of Substantial Issuer Bid

Marketwired (press release) - 21 Jul 2017
Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am off-road and Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line ...
23 skidoo (phrase)

Wednesday's HOT MIC

PJ Media (blog) - 16 Aug 2017
Hippiedom was a fad, like "23 skidoo." Even the Black Panthers - for all their violence - were ...

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