Archive | August, 2012

Blues Dialect Words of the Day

5 Aug

“policy writin’ man” – (hint: to play the numbers)

“back door” – (hint: your sittin’ on it)

“Mister Crump” – (hint: Now Mister Crump don’t like it, ain’t gonna have it here”  — Memphis politician around 1909)

“raising the deuce” – (hint: deuce is a synonym for ?)

“head-board” – (hint: –“On my head-board write my name” — Blind Willie McTell, “Lay Some Flowers On My Grave,” 1935