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#41799 - 09/16/01 04:53 PM Vroom with a hue  
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I heard someone use the phrase getting scratch recently, which was new to me. Is this known to all my more worldly s&b?

Do you also know or use peeling out?

And do you have any alternative expressions for this action?




#41800 - 09/16/01 05:16 PM Re: Vroom with a hue  
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Aunt mav, are you getting a bit behind the times in your old age?
I think I know what getting scratch means, but I'll leave it for someone who is sure. Peeling out: heck, yeah! I've heard that all my life. I'm a South End girl, where we like to drag race down neighborhood streets. If you peel out, you hit the accelerator hard enough to at least make the tires spin in place and squeal, and perhaps even peel some rubber off them as you depart. One alternative is burn rubber.


#41801 - 09/16/01 05:26 PM Post deleted by musick  
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#41802 - 09/16/01 05:33 PM Re: Vroom with a hue  
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scratch is money, or its equivent.
unless, one is scratching an itch--then its sex


#41803 - 09/16/01 05:36 PM Re: For whom does the bell toll?  
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Anyone who has lots of scratch is well heeled.
Yup, that's what I thought. And...anyone whose tires have a lot of scratch(es) might call them well-peeled...


#41804 - 09/16/01 05:50 PM Re: Vroom with a hue  
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i think we could do more with scratch-- and itch. while getting scratch is getting money, it is really "getting the means to satify my itches.. and then if Dr. Bill (or someone) will be so kind to give us the medical term for itch.. (latin) and we see the root..

scratch has lots of intering related meaning; scratching an itch, or old scratch, or getting scratch.. itch too, the classic seven year itch...

i think there is an opportunity here to scratch.


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#41806 - 09/16/01 08:46 PM Re: Vroom with a hue  
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I don't know about y'all, but here in Oklahoma, scratch is synonymous with chicken feed as in "chicken scratch". So, if you aren't getting scratch, your chickens are hungry.


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#41808 - 09/16/01 11:04 PM Re: Vroom with a hue  
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the idiom i am most familiar with, is "that ain't chicken feed" to express something that is more expensive than it aught to be.

can any one help on the word latin.. it begins with a p (er) i think..

websters New World has itch and scratch as a set.. and includes for itch.. hankering.. as in a itch for travel..

i'll be at work again tomorrow, and busy, so i don;t expect to be around till the evening.


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