Hey, Sport! ​Know Your Old New York Slang~article from The New York Times

By: lepbc
Published on: Mar 09, 2016

A Broadway revival of a little-known Eugene O'Neill play, “Hughie,”features some choice slang that is likely to be unfamiliar to contemporary audiences — most of them words that O’Neill heard on the streets of New York in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Here are some of the more unusual terms that appear in the play. Take your best guess at what they mean. Then hear Forest Whitaker (below right), who is starring in the revival opposite Frank Wood (below left), use them in lines from the play.  Read more...