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    Question scraggly ideals, greasy-haired promises

    Cop A: How does a sweet young lady mortgage her future for a bunch of scraggly ideals and greasy-haired promises?

    Cop B: Maybe she thought the war in Southeast Asia
    was so immoral her end justified the means.

    Cop A: Gee, Joe. You haven't been the same since your son went crazy in Vietnam.
    Hello! I wonder why "greasy-haired" was collated with "promises". Same question to "scraggly" and "ideals".

    Thanks!


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    Re: scraggly ideals, greasy-haired promises

    These are pejorative. They are suggesting that the girl has been attracted to what used to be called "hippy ideals" = rather flakey and distinctly unworldly.

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    Re: scraggly ideals, greasy-haired promises

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    These are pejorative. They are suggesting that the girl has been attracted to what used to be called "hippy ideals" = rather flakey and distinctly unworldly.
    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you for your help. I think your answer is very nice. Yes, it is about hippies in 1960s.

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