Personal Patois

Here is a partial list of my favorite expressions, the ones that have become part of the internal cant from which I must translate when speaking or writing to others:

There are, of course, many more, along with countless nouns and some verbs, but these are the ones that I must suppress several times a day.

Have you a personal patois?

This entry is part of Jack Rusher’s journal, originally published May 30th, 2003, in Baltimore.