Homosexual subculture expression where one over the edge gay man indicates that the news or incident that has happened to him isjust too terrible to explain (but he's going to tell you anyway); Mary ... another gay man
QUESTION: So where is the autographed program from the Barbra Streisand concert?
REPLY: Oh Mary, don't ask! After I rode the train for two fucking hours out to Port Jefferson, that fucking tight assed bitch wouldn't sell it to me.
noun, circa 1900, USA ... in use from the turn of the century to the beginning of Prohibition; a lower class Bowery urban type saloon-dance hall-tavern catering to gamblers, con-artists, pick pockets, prostitutes, women of easy virture, homosexual pansies and the like. A place one would go slumming for a good time. An urbanized version of the Wild West Saloon, but seedier, a dive or joint. Fun, like a ride down a slide in a children's playground.
We always pinned our money to the inside of our knickers; that slide was full of classy dips and burglers.
going backwards or in reverse, back to a previous era in style or appearance; from the Sputnik-Space Race Era ... retro rockets, firing retro rockets enabled a space craft to break orbit and return to the gravitational pull of the earth for re- entry