Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1950's American Slang Word of the Day #28

Our 1950's American Slang Word of the Day today is:


Mickey Finn; mickey finn; 1) any strongly purgative pills, drops or potions given to an unsuspecting person usually in food or drink to force his departure or as a joke. since c.1930 originally the term applied to a laxative pill made for horses. 2) any strong hypnotic or barbiturate  dose administered to an unsuspecting person, usually in an alcoholic drink in order to render him unconscious; the drink itself.
















Example:
     
Joe and Clare went down to O'Reillys Pub the other night. I hear Clare woke up in that flop house down on Hayson Street two days later!  No billfold, no hat and no shoes...you know, the two toned ones he was always big talking about? Gone! He thinks some fink slipped him a mickey. I think it was Joe. You know  he's always trying to pull a fast one and I'll be go to hell if Clare doesn't come on like a fat head most of the time. Poor dumb screw up.


Clarification:
 
Joseph and Clarence wen't down to O'Reillys drinking establishment on Friday evening. I learned through an acquaintance that Clarence found himself in strange surroundings when he awoke, namely at the cheap rooming house located down on Hayson Street. Clarence was horrified to find that his billfold was missing, his hat and the superior quality shoes he had only recently purchased at a large expenditure. Clarence often boasted about them. He has come to believe that somebody stealthily administered a strong potion into his drink in order to render him unconscious. It is my opinion that Joseph did it. He is repeatedly swindling others and if I may exclaim my annoyance, Clarence comes across as a blunderer, very easy to take advantage of. It doesn't seem fair.


    

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