earlier specimen of gank and o.g.
fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 1 11:17:21 UTC 2000
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Mike Salovesh wrote:
> Fred Shapiro commented:
> >> According to Smitherman (_Black Talk_), an "o.g"
> >>is an original gangster, one whose bold actions have
> >>earned him respect (props).
This wasn't me who said this. I assume "o.g." stands for "old" followed
by some word beginning with a "g", like "girl" or "geezer."
Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu ISBN 0-19-509547-2
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