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#135146 - 11/11/04 10:46 AM Well heeled
musick Offline
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Does this actually® mean I have "a good pair of shoes"? Do I keep my money in the heel of my shoe?


My favorite word for 'money' is in Krusty the Clown's famous saying "What are you gonna do with all that kablingy?"

What's yours?

#135147 - 11/11/04 11:04 AM Re: Well heeled
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here's one phrase that OED has got covered! :)

heeled 1. Furnished with a heel or heel-like projection

2. a. Provided, equipped; armed, esp. with a revolver. slang (orig. U.S.).

1866 ‘MARK TWAIN’ Lett. fr. Hawaii (1967) 86 In Virginia City, in former times, the insulted party..would lay his hand gently on his six-shooter and say, ‘Are you heeled?’ 1873 J. H. BEADLE Undevel. West 351 To travel long out West a man must be, in the local phrase, ‘well heeled’. 1915 A. CONAN DOYLE Valley of Fear II. i. 153 ‘Halloa, mate!’ said he. ‘You seem heeled and ready.’ 1956 ‘E. MCBAIN’ Cop Hater (1958) v. 47 ‘Were you heeled when they pulled you in?’..‘We didn't even have a water pistol between us.’

b. Provided with money. Usu. preceded by well. slang (orig. U.S.).

1880 Pacific Metropolis (San Francisco) 12 June 8/4 His friends want him to go ‘heeled’ and so they've got up the biggest sort of a bill for..next Wednesday night. 1897 E. W. BRODHEAD Bound in Shallows 153, I ain't so well-heeled right now. 1936 J. CURTIS Gilt Kid v. 51 He had done a gaff and was well heeled with dough. 1965 G. MCINNES Road to Gundagai x. 176 Dr. Crapp was a prominent dentist... He was therefore obviously well heeled. 1968 Daily Tel. (Colour Suppl.) 19/1 Though the million and a quarter left by his grandfather has been spread among a large family he is still well-heeled enough.

edit: re kablingy; that's one that hasn't made it into OneLook yet! <drool>

mazuma, clink, spondulix, pelf

#135148 - 11/11/04 11:00 PM Re: Well heeled
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i suppose its better to be well heeled than round heeled.

my other obsession

#135149 - 11/12/04 12:03 AM Re: Well heeled
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i suppose its better to be well heeled than round heeled

... unless you're a well rounded heel, Of Troy.

#135150 - 11/12/04 02:04 AM Re: Well heeled
TEd Remington Offline
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Oh, I dunno. I've seen a heel fail, but not since the middle ages has one seen a cad fail.


#135151 - 11/12/04 08:01 AM Re: Well heeled
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Oh dear. Get thee to a monkery lest ye be chaste by bears.

#135152 - 11/12/04 09:36 AM Re: Well heeled
Jackie Offline

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here's one phrase that OED has got covered! :) Thanks, m!

At the moment, I favor "the ready".

#135153 - 11/12/04 06:29 PM Re: Well heeled
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Self-Help Book for Rich Hetero Jerks:

The Well-Heeled Healed Heel

Self-Help Book for Rich Gay Jerks:

The Well-Heeled Healed Light-in-the-Heels Heel

#135154 - 11/12/04 11:33 PM Re: Well heeled
themilum Offline

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The Well-Heeled Healed Light-in-the-Heels Heel

Very clever, good Wordwind, but now it is expective of you to origin the origins of the word "heel" as it applies asexually to both the male and female of our sexually discriminating kind.

Or... do you absolutely think that "heels" (meaning jerks) are exclusive to menfolk? And as such is any reference to a female as a "heel" an indication of sexism ? And as such is it therefore any more or less disgusting, either way?

But wait Wordwind! Please put your own fine words into your own fine mouth and answer - what, my dear friend, do you think?

#135155 - 11/13/04 09:12 AM Re: Well heeled
belMarduk Offline
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I think the word "heel" to describe a person who is a jerk is primarily used to describe men.

There are several slurs that are gender specific by use, don't you think?

For example, the word "bastard" is never thrown at a woman, even though the word could definitely apply to a woman.

I think political correctness is the last thing on a person's mind when they're angry and want to insult somebody.

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