DEA Slang

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Oct 13 16:19:37 UTC 2005

Sounds right.


Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Jim Parish
Subject: Re: DEA Slang

Wilson Gray asked:
> Does anyone else remember the cereal commercials featuring a very
> picky kid named "Mikey"? If Mikey would eat it, the cereal *had* to be
> good!

To draw the connection to the DEA slang even closer, the commercials
began (as I recall) with two young boys examining a box of Life Cereal.

"I'm not gonna try it."
"*I'm* not gonna try it."
"Let's get Mikey to try it!"

Jim Parish

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