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Old 06-11-2005, 10:52 AM
Jinx Jinx is offline
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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) !
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:59 AM
sewalk sewalk is offline
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Cecil answered this one a long time ago here.
"Those poor bastards. They've got us right where we want them. We can shoot in every direction now." Colonel Lewis Burwell Puller, USMC, at Chosin Reservoir
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Old 06-11-2005, 11:30 AM
Annie-Xmas Annie-Xmas is offline
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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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