"23 skiddoo"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed Oct 2 05:23:09 UTC 2002

>    Cf. "take a powder" (scram, leave), originally referring to
>putting a poisonous powder in one's drink. Death-wishes have provided
>at least one expression for slang "scram," perhaps more.

I doubt the "poison" sense here. I tentatively prefer a laxative powder as
the original sense.

-- Doug Wilson

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