Monday, October 6, 2014

CODE TALK 101


CODE TALK 101


   In the movies, books and real life spies have used all sorts of codes and code words. Sometimes it's to pass information. Other times, code phrases help identify a fellow spy, pass on a warning or give an okay to start a covert mission. When I was in school, my friends and I used code phrases to pass or share what we considered important information. Here are a few samples of the codes we used.

Example:

"Charlie died," one girl would whisper into another girlfriend's ear.
     The second girl's eyes would open wide and her face flush red. "How long ago? When?"
     "Almost two years ago."
     "Thanks, I've got to go." The girl would disappear into the bathroom and return shortly, relieved.

"Charlie died." = "Your slips showing."
"Two years." = "2 inches."

Why was this important? Because at my school girls were required to wear dresses. Nothing could be more embarrassing than having your slip hanging down from under your hem. And why was this so embarrassing? Because slips are underwear and as such should not be seen, especially by a guy in your class. Times have changed. Hardly anyone wears slips anymore.

More codes:

INCOMING = Cute guy

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING = This guy/girl/teacher's crazy

SORRY, CAN'T GO I HAVE HOMEWORK = Call me A.S.A.P.

I'M NOT ALLOWED TO DATE = looser

THE PIG FLIES AT MIDNIGHT = I'll be there

FOR FUN think up some code phrases with your friends and see how cool it can be.
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