Jet jockey slang/RAF banter
avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Jun 4 19:40:30 UTC 1999
Barry A. Popik wrote:
> JET JOCKEY SLANG (1950)
Reminds me of the Monty Python RAF banter sketch:
"Top-hole. Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father;
hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy,
flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie."
> PEAKED PIQUE (SIC)
> I wrote "wait table (sic)" just so people would know that was in the
> original--it wasn't a typo for "wait tables." I've made a typo or two. I've
> also copied a few errors recently ("Windsor" for "Winsor" McCay) without
> adding "sic."
> My "eye candy" interest had already been "piqued" (aroused) and I wanted
> to say that it was "peaked" (heightened).
Aha! I knew it was intentional! Barry rarely misses a trick.
P.S. Do non-software folks use "mouse" as a verb?
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