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    Default Heel, Face

    Does anyone know why a bad guy is called a Heel and a good guy is called a Face?

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    Default Re: Heel, Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheez
    Does anyone know why a bad guy is called a Heel and a good guy is called a Face?


    Face is slang for an outstanding person. I am not sure why. Perhaps it's because you always find an image of someone's face (like the Queen) engraved on a coin?....?? It's usually Royalty or someone famous.

    Now, a heel is a dishonest, contemptible person. Again, I will be shooting in the dark here but I think it refers to someone whose presence is unwanted (he is always at your heels).
    Also, when you bring a dog to heel, he listens and it's a sign of obedience. Maybe that has something to do with the slang word "heel"...superiority of one over the other?

    There is more here:
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/

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