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Old 06-11-2005, 11:52 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, 11:59 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
Old 06-11-2005, 12:30 PM
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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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