HC Slang

Black Hat (n.) : a DHS agent
Blue (n.): an HCPD cop
Buck (n.): a shotgun
Cokely (adj.): crazy; nuts. Derived from Cokely Hospital which has an extensive ward for psychologically disturbed persons.
Cool (n.): a thousand dollars. A large cool is ten thousand dollars.
Crucified (adj.): Incarcerated in Longview Correctional, which is a cruciform building.
Franklin (n.): A black person whose not street smart (from Franklin County)
Free of Freetown (adj.): has gotten out of the ghetto
Grease (n.): money
Grease Machine (n.): ATM
Grease Market (n.): in lower case a bank, upper case the HC stock exchange
Irish (adj.): rich, wealthy; luxurious; elegant sophisticated or nice.
The Joke (adj.): sentenced to Juvenile Offenders Correctional Hall
Moose (n.): a large man, especially dumb or clumsy, a thug or legbreaker
Needle Cowboy/Cowgirl (n.): a junkie, a heroin user
Oyster (n.): a male Hudsoner
Pearl (n.): a female Hudsoner
The Pearl City (n.): Hudson City, New Jersey
Punch’n’Judy (n.): a homosexual couple (usually derogatory)
Ride the Needle (v.): to use drugs (esecially heroin)
Run the Numbers (v.): going into the Numbers and coming out alive
Shamrocks (n.): paper money (esecially $100 bills)
Skyline (v.): to ride the elevated railway or “el”
Smokey (n.): a black person (hence Smokeytown a derogatory term for Freetown
Steal Candy (v.): to commit rape
Tallie (n.): a person of Italian descent (hence Tallietown a derogatory term for Little Italy
Daddy Warbuck (n.): a wealty individual willing to pay top dollar (either for the prettiest girl or “unusual” services
Greek (n.): a homosexual. Usually used of men a “Greek girl” is a lesbian
Greek Ride (n.): anal intercourse
Princess (n.): a prostitue (especially a high-class or expensive one)
Sweet (n.): a prostitute (especially a low-class, cheap or broken-down one)
A Tourist (n.): a person visiting the slums for drugs or sex
OLD M (n.): Our Lady of Divine Mercy Cathedral

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