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Archaic Expressions in Films


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I remembered the racial tension between Belafonte and the two white characters; I just couldn't remember the exact quote.  Stevens may have used the "free, white, and 21" quote anyway, with IMDb just not having it.

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22 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Oh, HEY!  What a "PISTOL"!

You sure are a "caution"!  :D

I gotta "get on the horn" and tell my sister about this!  :rolleyes:

Or maybe just send her a "wire".  ;)

Sepiatone

Joe Mantegna says: Mike : [chuckles]  Just a bully? What, you're not gonna let me carry your books? Aren't you a caution.

In David Mamet's brilliant 1987 movie "House Of Games".

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Question:

After witnessing one guy give a good thrashing to another guy in a fist fight, does anyone ever say anymore... 

"Boy, that guy sure cleaned his clock, alright!"

(...don't think I've heard that one in a month o' Sundays, anyway)

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Bet ya a sawbuck the last time you watched one guy say "Put 'er there, Pal" to another guy as he stuck out his hand to shake in a movie, at least one of them was wearing a fedora.

(...heck, maybe both of 'em were) 

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5 minutes ago, Sgt_Markoff said:

Darg I'm thinking you're the kind of guy who still has a stack of 'Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit editions' piled up in a corner somewhere

Close anyway here, Sarge.

But, that stack of magazines over in the corner is mostly back copies of Motorcycle Classics(just got my latest edition in the mail today in fact), Motorcyclist, and a few copies of Car and Driver.

(...that's really more the kind'a guy I am, ya know) ;)

 

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'you're faded' --from shooting dice

'cup of mud' = coffee

the 'makings' = pouch tobacco and papers

flop, flophouse, fleabag, etc = temporary lodgings

a 'right guy' = someone in the rackets

a 'citizen' = a square, someone in legitimate business

'sad sack' = lazy, goldbricker (service phrase)

"sez you"

a "jane" = female

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14 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

 

hoosegow

:o

Haven't heard THAT one since I was in the CALABOOSE!  ;) 

And when was the last time you heard someone, just before tossing back a shot, say, "Here's HOW!"  ?  :)

Sepiatone

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"Everyone who has contributed to the archaic expressions thread I really like you. Why?  Because you have moxie.  Anyone who has moxie is all right by me".

"Moxie" is an archaic movie term meaning you have "courage and nerve".  The word "Moxie" is still being used in the Northeast United States because there is a soft drink which goes by this very name and has been selling since 1876. 

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