Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 13:43:06 -0400 From: "Margaret G. Lee -English" 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] > 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) high-five five-o (police) six-pack (tight, flat stomach) Deuce and a Quarter (1960's) Buick Electra 225 Margaret Lee mlee[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]