Saturday, July 17, 2010

Riffs: Passing Out Wolf Tickets

A Facebook friend has posted the message: [Name] is passing out wolf tickets, queue up!

Uber-hip though I am, this was a new one on me. I had to search the rest of the comments for a straight translation:

"Another one I like is wolf tickets, which means bad news, as in someone who is bad news or generally insubordinate. In a sentence, you'd say, "Don't fuck with me, I'm passing out wolf tickets." Think it's either Baltimore Negro or turn-of-the-century railroad use." (Source: "Tom Waits 20 questions". Playboy magazine)

Dig it. I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your prose away, dude!