Twenty-three skiddoo

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Fri Feb 20 15:27:28 UTC 2004

A prevalent spelling in the early days apparently was "skidoo". The
expression (with or without the number) seems to have popped up rather
suddenly in early 1906. My impression is that "skidoo" resembled "scoot"
more than "skedaddle".

-- Doug Wilson

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