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Oz thieves cant #73407
06/18/02 04:14 PM
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A glossary of Oz thieves cant. I never heard of any of the terms before.

http://strolen.com/netbooks/thievescant.txt


Re: Oz thieves cant #73408
06/18/02 05:25 PM
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Nice one Bill.
Only familiar thing is "sop" for a bribe.
We used to give toddler a sop (bribe) to stop cryingg. i.e. a bit of milk-soaked bread while awaiting a bottle.


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06/18/02 10:12 PM
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Very interesting Bill. I wonder how many of those terms are still in use. Theives (like teenagers) tend to change terms when most of the people finally understand what they are saying - when the code has been broken, so to speak.



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