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    Default ’a bundle in the damer’ –what?

    (source: Iceberg Slim: Pimp, The story of my life)

    Please help me to understand what does ’a bundle in the damer’ exactly mean here:

    The section that contains the expression:
    ”I thought: This beautiful white bitch has class. She sounds like an egghead. With wheels like that she's probably got a bundle in the darner! Maybe she's got some rich sucker in her web.”

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    Slim accidentally meets a beautiful girl and starts considering to get to know her and even making her his wh*re because the nice car and the attractive appearence of the girl draw his attention.

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    Default Re: ’a bundle in the damer’ –what?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrghd View Post
    (source: Iceberg Slim: Pimp, The story of my life)

    Please help me to understand what does ’a bundle in the damer’ exactly mean here:

    The section that contains the expression:
    ”I thought: This beautiful white bitch has class. She sounds like an egghead. With wheels like that she's probably got a bundle in the darner! Maybe she's got some rich sucker in her web.”

    Background:
    Slim accidentally meets a beautiful girl and starts considering to get to know her and even making her his wh*re because the nice car and the attractive appearence of the girl draw his attention.
    I will guess that a "bundle" refers to a lot of money, given that the speaker bases that statement on the fact that the woman has "class" and comments on her "wheels" (her car).

    The piece says "DARNER" but your question says "DAMER". I assume you just misread the original and though that "rn" was a single "m". I can't help you with a definition for that. I couldn't find anything useful online either.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: ’a bundle in the damer’ –what?

    I agree with emsr2d2's interpretation of bundle. One still hears that usage today.

    When I was very young my mother used to darn the family's clothes. She kept needles, yarn, a darning egg and items waiting to be repaired in her darning bag.

    So I am guessing Slim is being ironic in calling this rich lady's purse or handbag her darner.
    Last edited by probus; 12-Jan-2013 at 16:51. Reason: I had attributed an earlier post to the wrong user

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    Default Re: ’a bundle in the damer’ –what?

    Yes, it is daRNer! Thanks

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