View Full Version : Slip a "mickey" = Mickey Finn?
Two part q: Many movies and sit-coms used to use the phrase "slip someone a mickey". What is this, and does it refer to a Mickey Finn? And, even if not, what is a Mickey Finn, anyhow?
I know, this gives new meaning to "hidden mickies" (ala Disney) ;) !
06-11-2005, 10:59 AM
Cecil answered this one a long time ago here (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_092.html).
06-11-2005, 11:30 AM
That article doesn't have my favorite Cecil line, which appeared in the first Straight Dope book (I'm paraphasing here): You might recall our discussion of 1890's Chicago saloon keeper Joe Hep on page XXX. 1890's Chicago salon keepers were obviously quite a crew.
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