Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 6 15:20:09 UTC 2004

"Snot-locker" is well attested in print since the mid-50s. It apparently originated in the Navy. "Shot-locker" was a nineteenth century naval term for a wallet or one's fund of ready cash.
Any other "-lockers" out there?


Wilson Gray <wilson.gray at RCN.COM> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
Poster: Wilson Gray
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Back in 1967, Rodney, a European-American colleague in Los Angeles,
introduced me to a new (to me) slang term for the nose:
"snot[-]locker." I've never heard this term used by anybody else
anywhere else.

-Wilson Gray

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