Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Running late! Must get to writing! Here's your daily Forgotten English (plus yesterday's which was skipped for the book review):


Leave, or cause to leave, a train. [Like deplane. Why not deboat also?]
- Gilbert Tuckers American English, 1921

Park the Biscuit

To sit down. In the biscuit, in the buttocks. "[Make one mistake] and you get it in the biscuit." Hot in the biscuit, greatly excited; sexually stimulated.
- Hyman Goldin's Dictionary of American Underworld Lingo, 1950

Squeeze the biscuit, to catch the saddlehorn when riding.
- Ramon Adams' Western Words: A Dictionary of the Range, Cow Camp, and Trail, 1946

OK, must dash! Bye!