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10-02-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm surprised that "slashie" in the meaning you say is the correct one, i.e. "director-slash-actor" would appear in Chicago before Los Angeles, where we have so many more such people. At least I never heard of that here in Los Angeles, although I'm not in the entertainment industry.
10-02-2009, 09:36 PM
Since some of us haven't the slightest idea what you are talking about, perhaps you could grace us with a link to the column in question?
10-02-2009, 11:06 PM
The gentleman is referring to a Straight Dope Chicago column running today: http://chicago.straightdope.com/sdc20091001.php
10-03-2009, 10:36 PM
The only time I ever heard the word vaguely in the same sense as the letter-writer uses it is in the 2001 film Zoolander. It starts with an award show in which Fabio wins a "slashie", being a successful model/actor.
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10-06-2009, 05:49 PM
"Slashie" isn't a conventional term even when applied to the ubiquitous "model/actress" floating around.
10-06-2009, 11:48 PM
"Slashie" isn't a conventional term even when applied to the ubiquitous "model/actress" floating around.Conventional, no, but the term has become fairly common since Zoolander. That was the point made in the column.
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