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Re: Getting my jones on

Posted by ESC on May 23, 2008 at 10:14

In Reply to: Getting my jones on posted by Katie on May 23, 2008 at 08:54:

: What does "getting my jones on" mean?

I haven't heard "jones" used in this manner. But I don't get out much.


JONES - 1. A strong, overwhelming desire for anything you indulge in or acquire and never get enough of - money, sex, chocolate, gambling, clothes, etc. Originally referred to addiction to heroin or cocaine. 2. Penis. From "Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner" by Geneva Smitherman (Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, N.Y., 1994)

jones - noun. From family name; semantic development unknown. Originally Black English. 1. narc. a. drug addiction, especially to heroin. 1962 Maurer & Vogel, Narc. Add., (ed. 2) 308: Jones: A drug habit. From "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, H-O" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.