Cultural Watchdog Report: Bucks

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  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    One of my favorites from some years ago, was the stoner expression, "I don't have the funds yet, but..."
     
  2. Toto'sDad

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    When I lived in Arkansas, that was an oft repeated phrase.
     
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  3. Larry F

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    The director of the music department liked to say "dollars" in the place of funds, money, etc. As in, "the dollars that we have for..."
     
  4. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    young bucks is a term i hear regularly, mostly in the city
     
  5. charlie chitlin

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    Good English makes bad copy.
    One of the hard-and-fast rules of advertising.
     
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    English = "slanguage"

    Popular slang terms come and go; some are incorporated, some aren't.

    For tree fiddy, I'd give a damn.
     
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  7. John Backlund

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    'Scooter'...
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    'Moped'...and I might add, a damn fine one too....
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    Back when I used to predict the outcome of sporting events, I’d make a phone call and say something like, “This is H14, give me a buck on Green Bay”.
     
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    Drives me nuts when I hear a reporter do this: "Yeah Dan, police are saying..".
     
  10. getbent

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    the culture has become casual. Kennedy got rid of hats, and from there.. it has all been downhill. Everyone says the F word casually now... and no one is ashamed of anything anymore and everyone shames everyone all the time....
     
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    ten Sawbucks is a Banana
     
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    I fell in with some lawyers who promised to teach me the trade, if I covered the fort while they went and spent most days at the track.

    They taught me that a $ 100 bill (a benjamin) was called a "croaker".

    But now, nobody calls it that, anymore.

    And nobody carries around rolls of cash anymore.

    Life has gotten boring.
     
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  13. John Backlund

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    A flock of crows is a 'murder'.
     
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    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

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    I've always liked using antiquated slang. For cash, I like the term "spondulix".

    I picked that one up from the inimitable W.C. Fields, as in "the elusive spondulix ".
     
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    I miss the carefree days of youth, giving a haypenny for some hard candy at the general store. The smell of whale oil burning in the lantern...
     
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    Mebbe it's just me but I call bills (five, tens, twenties etc...) "foldin" money, like I allus keep a lil foldin money on me.
     
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    Fun fact, "ha'penny" is pronounced "HAPE (rhymes with tape) nee"
     
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    As well as simoleons.

    D.H.
     
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    Yeah, it's lazy speech. With a little bit of thinking, I'd bet you could come up with a whole list of examples such as this that make up the "American Cockney" phrase book.
     
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    Moola, greenbacks, five-spot, ten-spot, Jackson, dinero, bacon, dough.

    There's plenty more.

    I used to know a guy who owned a music store. His favorite expression was "Give me the dough, and you can go."
     
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