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Playin it bogart

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 01, 2006

In Reply to: Playin it bogart posted by Bruce Kahl on May 01, 2006

: : what does it mean when someone says they are "playin it bogart?"

: In the world of testosterone fueled online gaming you are playin it bogart when you kick in doors, surprising your opponents with quick kill head shots.
: Humphrey Bogart was an American actor known for his tough guy characters.

This is one of those phrases where I wish someone had consulted me, because I would've suggested "playin' it Cagney" for James Cagney's memorable bad guy roles in White Heat, Angels with Dirty Faces, and others. Bogart played too many reluctant heroes, in my opinion, to warrant use of his name in this context.