Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 14:08:28 -0500 From: Benjamin Barrett Subject: Re: Political Blunder >Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 07:20:57 -0500 >From: SETH SKLAREY >Sender: American Dialect Society >To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L >Subject: Re: Political Blunder > >A "nigger roll" also known as a "Detroit roll" or a "Michigan roll" >is a wad of one dollar bills wrapped with higher denomination bills >to make it appear that the whole roll is high denomination bills. >It was often "flashed" or shown rapidly so the "mark" or person to >be impressed would enter into a venture, wager or scheme and put up >a real stake which would inevitably be taken. > I had just heard a term for that the other day: a dutch roll. yoroshiku Benjamin Barrett