Thursday, August 29, 2013

23 Skidoo

Here's a bit of trivia for Thursday.
Are you familiar with the term '23 Skidoo'? It's American slang for 'getting out while the getting's good', skedaddling, or being forced to leave quickly.
The story originated around the triangular-shaped Flatiron Building at Madison Square. The shape of the building and its location to the park caused a wind-tunnel affect. In the early 1900's, men would hang out to watch women's skirts blow up, exposing their ankles and legs, when they walked by.The constables would come by and disperse the men. Hence, 23 skidoo.


  1. interesting how that expression came about.

  2. haha never heard that one. Skedaddle is more fun to say though

  3. Interesting. Actually I find any information involving flat iron type buildings interesting!

  4. Hey Julia, Your knowledge bank is amazing. I didn't even realize what a flat iron building was.