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Origin of Jump Steady

To “jump steady” refers to either knocking back booze or knocking boots (or, if you’re really talented, both). It’s an idiom made popular by blues singers like Lucille Bogan. This is part of a complete episode.

Blind Tiger Speakeasy

The Blind Tiger was a speakeasy during prohibition, perhaps so named because patrons would hand over money to peek at a fictitious blind animal, but also receive illegal booze as part of the bargain. The terms blind tiger and blind pig eventually...

Twitter Pangrams

Pangrams, or statements that include every letter of the alphabet, are collected on Twitter at @PangramTweets, and include such colorful lines as, “I always feel like the clerk at the liquor store is judging me when she has to get a moving box...

juicy

juicy noun. A person who illicitly carries alcohol in a water bottle. «Gwen Alexander, who’s been working at the Astoria pool for two years, confirms there haven’t been any issues with fighting this year but she said rule enforcement is...

wet reckless

wet reckless  adj.— «Blood tests after her traffic stop Sept. 27 found prescription drugs, but neither booze nor dope. So she was allowed to plead “no contest” to what’s known in California as “wet reckless”—that...

lollie booze

lollie booze  n.— «The Government at the weekend increased the tax on pre-mixed drinks, often known as alco-pops or lollie-booze, in a bid to reduce binge drinking among particular demographics.» —“Cigarette tax could also go up:...