slang "Scotch!" (= great!)
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Tue May 18 18:00:52 UTC 1999
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Gerald Cohen wrote:
I have never seen it before but my guess is, given the fuller context
below, that it is an elipsis for something like: "... and a stretch
limousine was waiting. [Wow!] A stretch limo! [and] Scotch!" etc.
Just a guess.
maberry at u.washington.edu
> The _NY Times_, May 15, 1999, Sec. A, p.27, col. 2 (part of a col. 1-6
> article entitled "How I Kicked The Talk-Show-Guest Habit", by Debbie
> Nathan) contains a slang item "Scotch" I had never encountered:
> "A stretch limo! Scotch!"
> Has anyone seen this use of "Scotch" before? Does anyone have any
> idea about its origin?
> ******** Here is a bit more of the context in which it appears:
> "...Soon I got an invitation from Sally Jesse Raphael's people. They
> said audiences would appreciate my rational perspective.
> "I should have known better, but I was flattered. Me, on national TV!
> Plus, I lived in the boonies, and Sally offered a free trip to the East
> Coast. I got there and a stretch limousine was waiting. A stretch limo!
> -------Gerald Cohen
> gcohen at umr.edu
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