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    Default Freaked this pad off?

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

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    ”I took a furnished three-bedroom vacancy in Top's building. It was a gold-andred dream after the Haven. The runt really freaked this pad off. I guess she felt at home at last.”

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    Slim and his girl got enough money to move to a new, more luxurious apartment. The girl (the runt) likes the new pkace very much, she ’really freaked this pad off’ –but what this expression exactly mean?

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    Default Re: Freaked this pad off?

    I strongly suspect that nobody knows any more what freaked ... off means. It is obsolete sub-cultural (and possibly regional) slang. It has faded from usage completely. You will just have to make your best guess based on the context. My guess would be she really loved it.

    A pad is still understandable. It is an apartment or home, or at least it used to mean that back in the 50's and 60's. Equivalent current slang would be a crib.
    Last edited by probus; 24-Dec-2012 at 05:27. Reason: thought of a small improvement

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    Default Re: Freaked this pad off?

    PS What' 'gold-andred'? Is it a typo for 'gold-handled'? (which means 'the best money can buy' - often applied to coffins (which may be why Slim chose it - if he did)

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    PPS - I think I may have got my idioms mixed up. A top-of-the-range coffin is usually brass-handled, though I suppose a real plutocrat could go for gold. The missing hyphen seems much mor likely.
    Last edited by BobK; 27-Dec-2012 at 15:33. Reason: Added PPS

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    Default Re: Freaked this pad off?

    I think it is just a mistyping of gold-and-red. But I like your interpretation as well

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    Default Re: Freaked this pad off?

    Sounds likely.

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