buck?

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Oct 25 18:30:03 UTC 2010


Can this refer to the weight of the "little thing"?

In baseball broadcasting, "a buck" = 100, in statements like "He's batting only a buck sixty eight."  (never "two bucks . . . .")

GAT

George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Frank <paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU>
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010 2:26 pm
Subject: buck?
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> Forgive my ignorance, but what does "buck" mean here? It's from Mr.
> and Mrs. Smith with Pitt and Jolie:
>
> 423
> 00:38:02,480 --> 00:38:04,880
> - You ever been I.D.'d on a hit?
> - Not that I'm aware of, no.
>
> 424
> 00:38:04,982 --> 00:38:07,177
> - Right. I think I'm in trouble.
> - You get a look at 'im?
>
> 425
> 00:38:08,252 --> 00:38:10,914
> Little thing.
> Buck 10, buck 15 tops.
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