ACTIVITY: DETECTIVE TALK 101 #3
It's 1950. You've been asked to give a little report/speech to the crime syndicate for the boss man, but you have to get your words right. Fill in the blanks with the correct slang term.
Hoosegow Pigeon Hinky Yap
Fade Bracelets Gum-shoe
Made Drink out of the same bottle
Pin your diapers on Behind the eight-ball
"Listen up you guys, something ______ is going on. We all _______, but I think there's a ______ in the group. It puts us all ______. If we don't find the rat we'll all end up in ______ with a free ride to the ______. The smart thing is for everyone to ______ and keep their _____shut until the ______ loses interest. So ______, lay low and don't get ______."
Drink out of the same bottle: we're all close friends . . . "
Pigeon: someone talking to the cops, informer
Behind the eight-ball: In a difficult position
Fade: Go away, get lost
Pin your diapers on: get dressed
"Listen up you guys, something hinky is going on. We
all drink out of the same bottle, but I think there's a pigeon in the group. It puts us all behind the eight-ball. If we don't find the rat we'll all end up in bracelets with a free ride to the Hoosegow. The smart thing is for everyone to fade and keep their yaps shut until the gum-shoe loses interest. So pin your diapers on, lay low and don't get made."