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Cutting Doughnuts

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A Kentuckian says he always described gunning a car’s engine to make the vehicle spin in a circle as cutting doughnuts or cutting donuts, but when visiting South Dakota, he heard the same thing described as spinning cookies. This pastime goes by lots of names, including making cookies and cutting cookies. The term pull a brodie is sometimes used for this activity, inspired by a bookmaker named Steve Brodie who in 1886 supposedly jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge to win a bet. This expression came to denote various stunts, including such hijinks with a car. This is part of a complete episode.

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