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Baldy Sour

In the 1940’s, kids might tease a playmate who got a short haircut by calling them “baldy sour.” This is part of a complete episode.

Wild Hair

The idiom to have a wild hair, which dates to the 50’s, means you’re itching to do something. It’s pretty literal: just think about those itchy stray hairs under your collar after a haircut. This is part of a complete episode.

Financial Slang

When investing or trading stocks, the last thing you want is to take a bath — or, for that matter, a haircut. The first of these refers to getting cleaned out of money. The second is an allusion to being left with as little as two bits, or 25 cents...

A Zillion Ergs

You can’t kid a kidder, but you can buffalo a Buffalo buffalo, as we found out in this past weekend’s brand-new episode. We also enjoyed a magical puzzle and we explored: taking a bath or a haircut in finance uncanny valley lazy...

quo vadis haircut

quo vadis haircut  n.— «And for all of his 16 years giving Mr. Obama his “quo vadis” haircut—black parlance from the 1960s for close-cut locks—Zariff said he is not about to start ribbing Mr. Obama. “We do not tease about the gray at all,”...

Origin of The Mullet

It’s been called the ape drape, the Kentucky waterfall, the Tennessee top hat, hockey hair, and the 90-10. We’re talking about that haircut called the mullet, otherwise known as “business in the front, and party in the back.”...