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Friday, January 20, 2006


A mixture of morphine and cocaine injected subcutaneously.
-Maurice Weseen's A Dictionary of American Slang, 1934

I always thought whizz-bang meant great, wonderful, fantastic. As in, "What a whizz-bang idea!"

Look at that! Whizbang is in the contemporary dictionary and means "conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect". Now we know.


Blogger chris said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and found it interesting. You have a reader in Nebraska!


1/20/06, 12:46 PM  
Blogger the scribbler said...

Thanks, Chris. I'm pleased with the positive response I've been getting. You're my first visitor from Nebraska! I think.

I'll check out your blog. Thanks again.

1/20/06, 3:33 PM  

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