I have always loved reading since I can remember! In fact, since I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of kids that always came by my house to play, in order to stay in and read, my parents would tell my friends that I had been punished!
I taught elementary school for 14 years and have spent the last 10 years working with my husband. Now that I have more personal free time I am able to read more throughout the year and not just in the summertime.
I have a Kindle, a Nook and an Ipad2 that I use to read books as well. Although I have these electronic readers, I still like my books better!
Download and print this cute bookmark. Click on the image and save it on your computer, when you print it, make sure you don't print it to fit the page so it will print in real size (2" by 7") Enjoy!
BADGER GAME .- blackmail practised on a man who is lured by a woman into a compromising situation and then threatened by her male accomplice BANG-TAIL, PONY- racehorse BEAN-SHOOTER, CANNON, GAT, HEAT, HEATER, ROD, RODNEY, ROSCOE - gun [usually pistol or revolver) BEEF - to grumble BERRIES - dollars BIG HOUSE, CABOOSE, CAN, COOLER, HOOSEGOW, PEN, STIR - jail BIG ONE, CHICAGO OVERCOAT - death BIRD-guy (also YEGG) BLIP OFF, BLOW DOWN, BOP, BUMP, BUMP OFF, CROAK, KNOCK OFF, POOP, POP, RUB OUT - to kill BOOB-fool also MUG, RUBE, SAP) BOOBY HATCH - psychiatric hospital or jail BOOZE HOUND, JUICER, LUSH, SOUSE - alcoholic BOP, SOCK- to punch or hit BRACE - to grab BRACELETS, CUFFS, NIPPERS - handcuffs BREEZE, DANGLE, DRIFT, DUST, DUST OUT, FADE, 60 TO READ AND WRITE, SCOOT, TAKE A POWDER, TAKE THE AIR - to leave, make oneself scarce, disappear BROAD, DAME, DOLL-woman BULL, BUTTON, COP, COPPER, FLATTY, JOHN -policeman BUM STEER - something worthless or misleading BUNCO -fraud, confidence trick BUNK, HOOEY-nonsense BURG - town BURN, PUMP, SQUIRT, THROW METAL OR LEAD, SNAP CAPS - to fire bullets BUSTED FLUSH -literally, in poker an incomplete hand of cards of the same suit; more generally, a failure BUZZER - police badge
C, CENTURY, YARD - a hundred dollars CHIPPY - flirtatious or promiscuous woman CHIV, CHIVE, SHIV, SHIVE- knife CHOPPER machine gun CINCH something easy or certain CLAMP, NAB, ROCK OFF - to arrest, catch (also PINCH) CLIP JOINT bar or club which charges high prices or cheats customers CLUBHOUSE - police station CON - convict, person with criminal record COP THE SNEAK, TAKE IT ON THE LAM - to escape CRAP GAME, CRAPS - game of dice CRASH OUT - to break out, escape from jail CROAKER - doctor
DARK MEAT, DINGE, JIG, SMOKE - black person DICK, GUM-HEEL, GUMSHOE, HAWKSHAW, OP, PEEPER, SHAMUS, SLEUTH, SNOOPER - private detective DINGUS-thing DIP - pickpocket DIVE - disreputable bar or club DOPE - information DOPE, HOP, JUNK - drugs, especially heroin DOUGH, JACK - money DRILL - to shoot DROPPER, GUN, HATCHETMAN, TORPEDO, TRIGGERMAN - hired killer or gunman DRY-GULCH - to knock out DUMMERER - beggar who poses as a deaf mute
FIN, FIVE SPOT - five dollars, five-dollar bill FINGER - to identify, inform on, or betray FINK, PIGEON, STOOL-PIGEON, STOOLIE (or STOOLY) - informer [see also RAT) FLIMFLAM -swindle FLOP HOUSE - cheap hotel
GEE - guy GLAUM, GLOM - to steal (also PINCH) GONIF - thief GOON, HOOD, HOODLUM, PUNK - criminal thug GRAB AIR - to put one's hands up in surrender GRAND, LARGE - a thousand dollars GRIFTER - confidence trickster or fraudster GUNSEL - young or kept homosexual GYP - to cheat
HACK - taxi
HASH HOUSE - cheap restaurant HEAP - car HEIST - theft or hold-up HIGHBINDER - corrupt politician or official HOOCH, HOOTCH - whisky, especially illicit whisky sold during Prohibition
ICE - diamonds
JOINT - place, especially a bar or club
KICK OFF - to die KNOCKOVER raid or robbery LAV - job or situation LUG - bullet (also PILL), or ear
MARBLE - pearl MEAT WAGON - ambulance MICKEY FINN, MICKEY - drugged drink MITT - hand MOB - gang MOLL - girlfriend MOUTHPIECE, SHYSTER - lawyer MUG - face, or fool (also BOOB, RUBE, SAP)
NEVADA GAS - cyanide NEWSHAWK - newspaper reporter NEWSIE - newspaper seller NICK, TRIM - to con or defraud (see also SHAKE DOWN) NIX - no, nothing NOGGIN, NOODLE - head
PACK, PACK IRON, WEAR IRON - to carry a gun PASTE - to punch PETERMAN - safebreaker (also YEGG] PIKER - vagrant (also VAG], small-time gambler, or poor sport PILL - bullet (also LUG), or cigarette PINCH - to arrest, or to steal PORTRAIT OF MADISON - five hundred dollars, five-hundred-dollar bill PUG - boxer (from pugilist)
RAP - criminal charge, or information (RAP SHEET = criminal record) RAT - to inform RATS AND MICE - dice RINGER - fake RUBE - easy target, or fool (also BOOB, MUG, SAP) SAP - blackjack, or fool (also BOOB, MUG, RUBE) SAWBUCK-ten dollars, ten-dollar bill SHAKE DOWN - to extort or defraud, or to search thoroughly SHINE - bootleg liquor (moonshine), or black person [see also DARK MEAT, etc.) SHOOT THE WORKS - to risk everything on one throw, or to tell the whole truth SNATCH - kidnapping SOAK - to pawn [HOCK-SHOP = pawnbroker's shop) SPEAKEASY, SPEAK - illicit bar STIFF - corpse TICKET - private investigator's licence TWO BITS - twenty-five cents TWO-TIME LOSER - twice-convicted criminal VAG, WAG - down-and-out (from vagrant) YAP - petty swindler YEGGMAN - safebreaker YOUSE - plural form of you
I found some of these terms rather interesting. I would have had no idea that these terms had these meanings. This will hopefully be helpful for those that have chosen a Hard Boiled style of mystery to read.