"De Hook" (was: "rush the can")
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Jun 18 17:29:07 UTC 2001
Whoops; I see my "rush the can" message" arrived twice at ADS-L.---
"The Hook" must refer to a section of New York City, most likely
a neighborhood frequented by sailors and source of the term "hooker"
Peter McGraw wrote (June 18, 2001)
>I have the feeling I've heard "de Hook" and am supposed to know what it
>means, but if I did know, I've forgotten. Does it refer to a particular
>area of NYC originally known, in Dutch colonial days, as "de Hoek" (the
>corner)? Or is it something else entirely?
>--On Monday, June 18, 2001 11:26 AM -0500 Gerald Cohen <gcohen at UMR.EDU>
>>there was no man on 'de Hook' who could rush it oftener or drink
>>deeper or fight hard then he."
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