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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 14 22:15:43 UTC 2009

Sounds more like (old?) BE slang, "beaten up by a gang of people" than
like old(?) white slang, "gangraped."


On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Jesse Sheidlower<jester at> wrote:
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> At 7/9/2009 07:42 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> And after several housewives ganged up on another in a strident argument,
>> she told the camera, "I was sitting there getting literally gangbanged."
> Now that's more literary than I would credit Real Housewives of New
> Jersey! Â (Or was the speaker Japanese-American?)
> As for "shkeevy", is this a formation adapted from the Yiddish "sch"? Â I
> guess not, given Jon's reply to Mark about Jewish grandmothers.
> Joel
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