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BLOW OUT---MEANS TO PROCESS OR GET AN AFRO HAIRSTYLE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Afro ; Blow Out ; EUPHEMISM ; Hairstyle ; Nickname ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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SPOOK---MEANS ANYONE WHO IS BLACKER THAN YOU.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Black ; COLOR ; Derisive ; ETHNIC ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slur

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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AARDVARK---MEANS A WHITE PERSON DEEMED ACCEPTABLE.

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): COLOR ; RACE ; SLANG ; Slur ; White

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group
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Date learned: 06-00-1971

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TOUGH TILLY---MEANS A COWARD OR CRYBABY (USED IN
TAUNTING MANNER).

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Cry Baby ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TAUNT ; Tease ; Tough

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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RACKED UP---MEANS ASLEEP OR BEHAVING AS SUCH (NEGATIVE
CONNOTATION).

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; Nickname ; Rack ; SLANG ; SLEEP

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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COP DODGIN'---MEANS BEING IN TROUBLE

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Where learned: OHIO ; DAYTON

Keyword(s): Cop ; Dodging ; Nickname ; SLANG ; TROUBLE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 06-00-1971

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GIVING SOMETHING SHARP

IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE SOMETHING SHARP LIKE A KNIFE
OR SCISSORS FOR A GIFT, THEY SHOULD GIVE YOU BACK A PENNY
SO THAT IT DOES NOT SEVER THE FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: DETROIT ; DAYTON ; MM I

Keyword(s): MONEY

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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