NUMBER THIRTEEN means: Number thirteen is American slang for marijuana.
RINGO STARR means: Ringo Starr was 's British rhyming slang for a car.
SAL means: Sal is theatre slang for salary.
arse over kettle means: Phrs. Fall over. Also arse over tea kettle.
porkies means: Noun. Lies, from the rhyming slang pork-pies.
ropable means: very angry
tea leaf means: n thief: When I got to the car park I realised some tea leaf had nicked my hub caps! Cockney rhyming slang unlikely most other Cockney rhyming slang terms, you cannot use simply tea to refer to a thief.
flube tube means: Used to cover the distinctive aroma of marajuana smoke by blowing into a cardboard tube stuffed with tissue paper. This was in use at Virginia Tech.
melvin (2) means: A reverse wedgie. Pulling the frontside of someones underwear as high as possible, or until he screams and cries in pain. Usually given to wiseass kids who taunt older classmates. Can be especially painful if the person getting the melvin is wearing boxer shorts.
Foreign entanglements means: Spaghetti
Band Of Hope means: Soap
Karabast means: A Lasat exclamation of frustration. Garazeb Orrelios was fond of using this exclamation.
All-fired means: Very, great, immensely; used for emphasis. He is just too all-fired lazy to get any work done around here. Also "hell-fired” and "jo-fired."
Hurricane Deck means: The saddle of a bucking horse.
PLOD means: derogatory term for police officer
POCATELLO YARDMASTER means: Derisive term for boomers, all of whom presumably claimed to have held, at some time, the tough job of night yardmaster at Pocatello, Idaho
Usage note: means: Ghetto, (GET-o) adj., Broken down, cheap, worn out. “Your shoes are so ghetto.” [Etym., from ghetto meaning African American community, considered to have less wealth; from ghetto meaning restricted Jewish districts of European cities, from Italian for the waterworks district of Venice which was a Jewish community in the middle ages.] While ghetto is used widely by African American and other young people, it has a negative connotation as part of a culture of disrespect and contempt for African American working class people.
drag means: To race another car a short distance. Sunny is such a drag I would never invite her to my parties.
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