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Re: Whoops or oops!

Posted by Edward Stansell on September 09, 2002 at

In Reply to: Whoops posted by Bruce Kahl on September 09, 2002

: : : I believe the general conotation for a "Mickey Finn" is a drink that is meant to render its drinker unconscious. One version of its origin is that Mickey Finn was an Irish or Irish American boxer that was skilled at knocking out his opponants. Thus to knock one out by puting a drug in their drink was to "slip them a Mickey."

: : Probably not a boxer.
: : See link below for another version.

: I put the link in the picture box.
: See link below for Mickey.

It's interesting but I don't buy it. It sounds too contrived and not as believable as the story I heard. To each his own.

ES