Verb. To hurl a penny really hard, usually at the back of the head of someone sitting in front of you. A popular school prank.
A nickel might do more damage, but it was never worth throwing away 5 cents if you missed.
(Don't try this in college)
A penny can fly fast and hard if you wing it, especially if you held it like you're going to skip a stone, then put a snap to your wrist like a whip.
"Tee Hee, let's wing that guy in English Class again, (you know the one the principal caught beating off in the bathroom.")
Good penny wingers ought to be on the pitching staff of the school team, instead of in detention.
A big old park designed by Olmsted, in Chicago near Division (St.) and California (Ave.), located in the middle of what has long been a highly dysfunctional neighborhood; the most dangerous part of the city; now with a growing number of yuppies moving in, but the old crew hanging on as well.
A good percentage of the buildings on Division Street have been burned since the 1970's, giving the neighborhood a semi-rural feel. But, don't be deceived by looks, nor stay around there after dark. It is still a pretty bad place with big trouble lurking here and there.
"Humboldt for a rumble."
Roberto Clemente High School, the school with the highest rate of violence and teen pregnancies, lowest test scores, and largest number of dropouts in the city, is in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Humboldt reminds me of, "Rip-Off Park", from the old 'Freak Brother's', comics.
The character name of one of the "Little Rascals", a black boy who starred along with Buckwheat. He was black, so they gave him a name associated with his shade of skin color, what you'd probably see if you were blind.
Stymie is Scottish for "blind man.", in particular, one with white eyes like cataracts, thus what they'd call one golf ball blocking another golf ball on the golf green. It really could, with some imagination, look like a man with cataracts.
Eddie Murphy got his start making stand-up jokes about all the names given the Little Rascals, particularly Stymie.
The Salvation Army, you know those people who collect used goods, and used people
Bum #1: 'Man I'm cold and wet and tired, and my shoes are no good. Where can we go in this rain?'
Bum#2: 'Let's try Sally.'