[Ads-l] what's the latest [,] dope/poop/skinny?

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Aug 30 08:47:33 EDT 2019


These three can all sometimes mean, more or less, information.
Though "red mike" apparently became specialized slang in the Naval Academy, the following might could be a case of USNA slang influencing a later (broadening?) development.

The 1940 Lucky Bag yearbook uses "skinny" five times.

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The mid-right photo caption is about solving a skinny problem, at a desk, in a classroom, with a slide rule in his pocket..

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The Wm. Game text has skinny as an academic department.

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"skinny kept him from athletics," apparently meaning low grades prevented him from participating in (varsity?) athletics.

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His math and skinny were a breeze because of earlier college courses, in contrast to other academic (humanities, bull and dago) departments.

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The hop (dance) was the end of math and skinny--so a change of pace.


"Skinny" here may mean hard sciences (Physics et sim).


Stephen Goranson

http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/



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