Chinese water torture

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Dec 11 21:18:54 UTC 2000

To me, the adjective pimp has two separate meanings, at least for the past
15 years or so. One is flashy and ostentatious like the clothes pimps are
stereotyped as wearing, the other is cool. This isn't a matter of differing
opinions, but differing meanings.

Benjamin Barrett
gogaku at

> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Dennis R. Preston
> My cool; your flashy.
> dInIs
> >>In re pimp, my guess would be that it's from such expressions as
> >>"pimpmobile"  -- it's a 'cool' car.
> >
> >The connotation I have with "pimpmobile" is not a "cool" car, but a
> >flashy, ostentatious one.
> >
> >Rima

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