Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Apr 12 23:32:09 UTC 2001

On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 07:28:39PM -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> >
> >  >NPR talking to a bike messenger: hitching on a car: "skitching."
> >
> >  >Author of : The Immortal Class: bike messengers and the cult of
> >  >human power
> >
> > has "skitching" been collected?
> We have about four examples, all from the 1990s, in the OED files. I
> have one cite in the HDAS files as well, from a 1996 episode of _ER,_
> in reference to holding onto a car on foot as it pulls you along a
> icy road.

I should add that these are from the electronic files, which mostly
collect material from the '90s, and also that OED itself shows a
1960 example under _sool_ ('Of a dog, to attack or worry') that could
represent this sense.


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