"can screw" = be gratifying

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Sep 9 12:26:08 UTC 2009

No, I think that's the "go really fast" sense of "screw." I learned
that sense last spring courtesy of a student's case study of fireman
slang: they have "scoop and screw", which refers to putting someone
onto a stretcher (scoop ) and getting them to a hospital fast (either
ambulance or chopper).

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 8 Sep 2009 15:41:52 -0400
>From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: "can screw" = be gratifying
>2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DtvUqrlD21Gg:
>"Oh how I loved the Rambler Scrambler. In street trim, it was useless! It
>would just smoke 'em up at any speed under 35mph.
>But=EF=BB=BF the looks, the colors, the notoriety of being different. I rea=
>lly miss
>the AMC brand having owned an Ambassador Brougham. Man that car could

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