Friday, August 20, 2004

Prison Jargon

Prison is a "World of it's Own."  It has it's own mystique, and remains a mystery to those who have never been beyond the prison walls.  You will hear unique words and phrases used when in prison....a "language of it's own."  I asked my husband, Jimmy, to send me a list of words and phrases, used in prison, and the following is what he sent me. 

1.  "Fallback/Take it Down"...Sleep

2.  "Hook Off".... Throw A Punch

3. " Feel Me?"...You Understand?

4.  "Play you out"..Make a Fool of You.

5.  "Chip you up"....Beat you up.

6. " Spin off"...Get away from me.

7.  "Stick and Move"...Get your things and move.

8.  "Shooting Rocks"...Staring at a person

9.  "Word is Bond"...This is the truth   (what it really means, is get ready for a big lie....lol)

10.  "Step off"....Get away or I will hit you.

11.  "My Bad"...This means I'm sorry, when you bump into someone.

12.  "Word up"....It is true

13..."Get a Hat"...Means parole will not release you right now.  They want you to do more time.

14.  "It's a Wrap"..It's over and done

15.  "Bid"...."My wife is doing the bid with me,"= "My wife is doing time with me."

 

 

9 comments:

swebb1989 said...

Hey Fran my journal made it to Flirts and Friends too and I just want to say that I really like yours. I am going to put yours on my favorites!  

swebb1989 said...

hey Fran you forgot "Crimee"- means partner in crime!

lilrazcal79 said...

Love your journal. Check out mine if you get the chance.  


http://journals.aol.com/lilrazcal79/ConfessionofanOridinaryMind

sugar1337 said...

cool to know....

kdwsunshine said...

HEY...I AM A DEPUTY IN A COUNTY JAIL IN SC....HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR SLANG TERMS:

WORD OF LIFE: THAT'S THE TRUTH

LOOKIN' LIKE LASSIE: YOU MADE ME LOOK STUPID

FAKIN' THE FUNK: LYING


KATHI

http://journals.aol.com/kdwsunshine/ADayInTheLifeOfMe

adlessor said...

Hey Fran,  Your educating a lot of us.                      Dawn

sjburgess51 said...

I guess I cannot understand what the purpose of the language is?   Proper English language is becoming a lost art I fear.  :(  
Just an observation, no put down intended.

iamgretchenl said...

Very interesting....and I have also heard the same jargon/language in a few of today's rap cultures and in some circles of gang members.  And with some teenagers today.  Sigh.  That CAN'T be a good thing, can it?

Did you get to see Jimmy this weekend??  I sure hope so...I thought about you both quite a few times....

Take care....Gretchen xoxo

iamgretchenl said...

PS...LOVE the Haikus!!!!!!!  I have written some myself that I will share with you sometime, if you want.  Love, Gretchen