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High Jinks, an Old Drinking Game

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In the 17th century, high jinks were boisterous drinking games. High jinks may be related to the Scottish word jink, meaning “to turn quickly or move nimbly to one side” or “to make a jerky movement, and by extension “to trick or cheat.” The high may derive from Scottish hoy or hy, words shouted to urge someone on. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • Jinking is a maneuver used to avoiding a pursuing airplane on your tail or to avoid a missile

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