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23 Skidoo

Posted by Wayne Berg on September 19, 2000

In Reply to: American phrases posted by John Semion on June 04, 1999

: The phrase originated in the panimint mountains
in death valley in the early 1900's. The mining town of skidoo had
23 saloons (BARS) and if you were going to go get drunk you would try
to get a drink at each of the saloons. this started the phrase of going 23 skidoo
if you were going to have a good time. Onlytwo buildings in skidoo
were wood all the others were canvas.