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    chili gut country

    (source: Iceberg Slim: Pimp, The story of my life) section of the novel that contains the expression: "She said: Daddy, this is light green pot from chili gut country. It will make us mellow. Why don't you take your clothes off?" Background: Slim is at a girl's flat she wants to be Slim's...
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    juke joints

    (source: Iceberg Slim - Pimp, The story of my life) section of the novel that contains the expression: "On campus, I was like a fox in a chicken coop. Within ninety days after I got down there I had slit the maidenhead on a halfdozen curvy coeds. Somehow I managed to get through the Freshman...
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    a difficult sentence

    (source: Ice -T's Introduction for Iceberg Slim's novel Pimp, The story of my life) The sentence itself: "We fond the books, and we started passing them around to each other. We felt like we were part of this cult-like underground, cause they let us in on something real -Iceberg's words."...
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    on Vermont and Jefferson

    (source: Sapphire's Afteword for Iceberg Slim's novel Pimp, The Story of my life) The problematic sentence: "My brother reported having seen himat the So What Club on Vermont and Jefferson in the late 60s or early 70s." Background: Sapphire (aka. Ramona Lofton), starts the afterwoed for the...
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    Gotten in the last word

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) Section of the novel that contains the expression: “In a voice I could scarcely hear through her parched lips, she whispered: Forgive me Son, forgive me. Mama didn't know. I'm sorry. I stood there watching her last tears rolling down her...
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    Imponderables

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) Section of the novel that contains the expression: "I thought: I have been in a deadly trap. Have I really escaped it? Does fate have grimmer traps set? Can I learn to be proud of my black skin? Can I adjust to the stark reality that black...
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    Up front

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) Section of the novel that contains the expression: “I heard a slapping noise against the steel space between the cells. I saw a thin white hand holding a square of paper. I stuck my arm through the bars of my cell door. I took the paper. It...
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    I drew up her reckoning

    (source: Iceberg Slim –Pimp, The story of my life) Section of the novel that contains the expression: ”I stood there looking down at her. I remembered that tough bit in Leavenworth. Here at my mercy was that stinking bitch, Phyllis. Just the sight of her made me crazy. I grabbed a cologne...
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    Bookie business

    (source: Iceberg Slim-Pimp, the story of my life) Section of the novel that contains the expression: ”Miss Peaches had died of old age. His eyes were sad when he told me about it. Glass Top was still out West in Seattle. Patch Eye did a little bookie business for him. Sweet had lost his glory...
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    door flush?

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) “The steel door was half open. That screw would be out at any second to hook the shed door. There was no place to hide. It had been all for nothing. I heard a voice and the scrape of feet at the steel door. The screw was coming out into the...
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    rapper like a girl's

    (source: Iceberg Slim - Pimp, The story of my life) section that contains the expression: "Red Eye got to the joint at ten-thirty. The driver was a huge stud with a rapper like a girl's. I noticed his big meat-hooks shaking on the steering wheel on our way to the West Side." Backgound: Slim...
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    gave me a strong lick

    (source: Iceberg Slim - Pimp, The story of my life) Section that contains the expression: "We were at a cabaret. Carmen was behind a twenty-six game table in the barroom. I left my table and went to the John. I passed Carmen on the way. She gave me a strong lick." Background: Slim is at a...
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    The long scratch she’s hip she’s stuck for

    (source: Iceberg Slim –Pimp, The Story of my life) Section that contains the expression: “A good pimp is like a slick white boss. He don't ever pair two of a kind for long. He don't ever pair two new bitches. He ain't stuck 'em for no long scratch. A pair of new bitches got too much in common...
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    Notes on the wheels?

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) The section that contains the expression: ”Top cut me into a stud who had a black LaSalle car in mint condition.He was out on an appeal bond and his lip wired him he was joint bound. I gave the stud four bills in his mitt. I paid off the last...
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    Freaked this pad off?

    (source: Iceberg Slim – Pimp, The story of my life) The section that contains the expression: ”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.” Background: Slim and...
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    level with me all the way -??

    (source: Iceberg Slim- Pimp, The story of my life) The section of the novel that contains the expression: ”That cocaine had her speed rapping. I couldn't cop her tonight unless I croaked Scarface. My plans had to change. I had to unhook her from Leroy soon. She'd make bales of scratch. Maybe I...
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    doing more than screw the fire escape at high school?

    (source: Iceberg Slim - Pimp, The story of my life) the section that contains the expression: "She giggled. I could hear the thrill in her voice. The horn blower had taken her off the track, but the whore was alive and thrashing inside her. She had class. She had done more than screw on the...
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    ’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...
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    A strange conversation

    (source: Iceberg Slim - Pimp, The Story of my life) Now I got to a conversation in the novel when two black man talks in the dialect of the rural South-USA. The problem is that Iceberg Slim quotes it in a distorted form to make the reader feel the different pronounciation. Would someone help me...
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    'jackoff bit' and 'made it to the john' ?

    (source: Iceberg Slim- Pimp, The story of my life) Now I met a whole section that has parts I am completely at sea with. Below I quote the section and underline the fragment that I cannot interpret: "I held the end of a necktie in my teeth. I coiled it and tightened it around my arm. On first...
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