Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 13:43:06 -0400
From: "Margaret G. Lee -English" mlee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.HAMPTONU.EDU
Subject: Re: 9= police
On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Tom Uharriet wrote:
How did the number 9, nines, or 99 come to be used as street slang
for the police?
What other numbers have special street slang meaning?
utom[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]admn.shs.nebo.edu
There are many numbers used in street slang; here are a few:
40 (forty) 40 ounce beer
24-7 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
six-pack (tight, flat stomach)
Deuce and a Quarter (1960's) Buick Electra 225
mlee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cs.hamptonu.edu