[Ads-l] Dialogue from Star, a neo-blaxpoitation TV drama

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 19 01:00:53 EST 2017


NYC, 60s.

Mark Mandel

On Feb 16, 2017 7:55 AM, "paul johnson" <paulzjoh at mtnhome.com> wrote:

> Remember it well in Chicago in the '50/60's memory says t was current with
> 'Benny' for overcoat and 'Short' for car
>
>
> On 2/15/2017 10:56 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>
>> "Well, I’m going to go ahead and _cut out_"
>>
>> in  which "cut out" is an ancient - haven’t heard it used since the ’40’s
>> -
>> BE term meaning simply "go, leave." It has, apparently, only extended
>> meanings in standard English, e.g.
>>
>> Google:
>>
>> "cut out
>> phrasal verb of cut
>>
>> 1. …
>> 2. NORTH AMERICAN _informal_ (of a person) leave quickly, especially so as
>> to avoid a boring or awkward situation."
>>
>> Green’s:
>>
>> "cut out v.3 [ext. cut v.2 (2)/cut v.4 (2)]
>> 1. to rush away, to leave fast, to escape. 1834-2011 [passim]."
>>
>> HDAS:
>>
>> "cut out v. 1.a. to take off in a rush.
>>
>> … 1.b. to run away, clear out; (hence) to leave; to be on one’s way [In
>> general currency esp. since ca1950, but now less freq. than _split_.]"
>>
>> Youneverknow.
>>
>
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> "I don't consider that lying to my wife, it's more a justifiable
> facticide?"
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