Posted by DGW on August 23, 2003
In Reply to: Shave and a haircut posted by ESC on August 22, 2003
: : : I'm having trouble finding the meaning and origins of the phrase: shave and a haircut
: : : I've heard it can also be taken a derogatory phrase, but don't know how
: : It was a fairly standard order in old fashioned men's Barbers Shops and meant what it said. I've never heard of it used in any other context. Have others?
: The only time I've heard of it is as a little "riff" at the end of a song. "Shave and a haircut, two bits" or "five cents."