Patt Morrison interviewed Tom Dalzell yesterday on 89.3 KPPC FM (Southern California NPR). The interview is available for download in Real Audio here.http://www.scpr.org/programs/pattmorrison/
Slang and Unconventional English
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Michael Rosen, Word of Mouth, BBC Radio 4, 10th December 2007
biscuit adjective easy US, 1997
biscuit bitch noun a female Red Cross volunteer. Vietnam War usage; less common than the more popular DOUGHNUT DOLLY US, 1983
biscuit box noun a Ford Transit van, or other vehicle of similar style. When struck, an unladen van has a similar tonal quality to an empty biscuit tin UK, 1981
biscuit class noun economy class air travel on a small route. A playful allusion to 'business class' travel and the biscuits given to economy class passengers NEW ZEALAND, 1987
Biscuit Foot McKinnon nickname used as a nickname for a stereotypical Cape Bretoner. Because of the large Scottish settlement of this part of Nova Scotia, many people have the same last name: MacDonald, McKinnon, and so forth. Nicknames are common to distinguish family members with the same first name, too. CANADA, 1999
biscuits noun 1 money US, 1977. 2 crack cocaine. From BISCUIT (a measure of crack) UK, 2003
biscuits and cheese noun the knees. Rhyming slang, remembered in use during World War 2, sometimes shortened to 'biscuits' UK, 1960
biscuit snatcher noun the hand; a finger US, 1953
Pepsi; pepper noun a French-Canadian. Originally directed as an insult, because it was said by anglophones that French-Canadians chose Pepsi over Coca-Cola because they thought the cans were larger, it has been adopted as a badge of pride, especially in the derived form 'pepper' CANADA, 1978
Pepsi habit; Pepsi Cola habit noun the occasional use of a drug, short of an all-out addiction US, 1970
The correct definition will be posted at the end of December and a new Poll Quiz will be posted each month.