Thursday, August 29, 2013
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.