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8 definitions by PJ Poppyjoe

 
1.
A Black solidarity greeting of the 1970's, expressing philosophic agreement as to the present, past and future state of the black history/culture/experience.
First Brother: "What it IS!"
Second Brother: "What it WAS!"
Both together: "What it SHALL BE"

Often accompanied by various secret handshakes and signs
by PJ Poppyjoe March 15, 2005
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2.
A "hip" expression of the 1960's-70's that advises you not to do something risky unless you are willing and able to accept the full weight of the consequences.

Ironically popularized by the theme song to the TV show "Baretta" starring Robert Blake.
Fred: "I'm losing my license for drunk driving..."

Charlie: "Quit complaining! You know what they tell you: 'don't do the crime if you can't do the time!'"
by PJ Poppyjoe July 04, 2005
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3.
Drug world expression for a drug user who gets a thrill from just feeling a needle go into the body - even if no drugs are involved.

Comes from the Pavlovian stimulus/rsponse theory that after repeated use, the feel of the needle, followed by the rush of the drug will soon no longer require the drug to get the rush.
Man, that guy's a real needle freak - he can get off shooting water!
by PJ Poppyjoe March 15, 2005
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4.
To suddenly be thrown out of one's living situation, to become homeless.

From the depression era and the hobo - based on the image of the hobo carrying his possessions tied in a bandanna at the end of a stick.
She can threaten to throw me out all she wants... I ain't gonna carry the stick 'cause of no woman!
by PJ Poppyjoe October 20, 2007
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5.
The one or two chairs placed outside the dressing rooms in women's clothing stores or department stores. They allow men to sit somewhere for the (sometimes long) periods of time that women sometimes take to select and try on clothes.
As I get older, I really lament the declining number of man-chairs in the stores at the Mall!
by PJ Poppyjoe October 03, 2007
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6.
A brand of pancake mix and syrup available at your local grocery store.
Gotta get some more of that "Ain't Your Mama" syrup - we're almost out!
by PJ Poppyjoe May 31, 2005
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7.
The one or two chairs placed outside the dressing rooms in women's clothing stores or department stores. They allow men to sit somewhere for the (sometimes long) periods of time that women take to select and try on clothes.

As I get older, I really lament the declining number of man-chairs in the stores at the Mall!
by PJ Poppyjoe October 20, 2007
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