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Let’s Go Twocking and Joyriding

In Britain, the word twoc means “car theft,” and to go twocking means “to go joyriding in a stolen car.” It’s police slang derived from the acronym for the phrase Taking Without Owner’s Consent or TWOC. This is...

whippy

whippy n. an insurance claim for whiplash, or a person making such a claim. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

buy bust

buy bust  n.— «At the time of the Aug. 11, 2005, bust, members of the Marin Major Crimes Task Force already had purchased 400 pills from Marquez. They arranged to buy 2,000 pills for $10,000 in a transaction known to investigators as the...

polishing the rock

polishing the rock  n.— «According to a recently declassified FBI report on the Aryan Brotherhood, “The rule of thumb is that once on the streets, one must take care of his brothers that are still inside. The penalty for not doing so...

peckerwood

peckerwood  n.— «Inside and outside prison, Peckerwoods are Aryan Brotherhood wannabes who do the gang’s bidding in exchange for some degree of prestige, profit, and protection; occasionally a Peckerwood will become a full-fledged member...

pepper bush

pepper bush  n.— «Mr. Taylor was believed to have had deepened economic relations with the company and publicly referred to it as his “pepper bush,” a Liberian term for something so dear to oneself.» —“Taylor’s ‘Buddy’...