Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 06:16:53 -0800 From: "SETH SKLAREY C.A.I." Subject: Re: skinny marink? >As a spinoff of a conversation with Ellen Prince, I thought I'd try to pin >down the boundaries of the above lexical item (region and approximate year). >For me, at least, it's a childhood term from the 1950's in New York, where >I remember it being stressed only on the first component, so I'm just guessing >the two final unstressed syllables are spelled in the indicated fashion. I >couldn't locate it in either DARE or Lighter's Random House historical slang >dictionary for the obvious reason that neither has put out M's (let alone S's) >yet. Anyone else remember skinny marinks? > >Larry > I was thin and appelled as such in family conversation. Born Newark, NJ 1944 & raised there until 1953.