‘Hinky’ is now officially a word

I wrote something about “kinky-pinky: which referenced Robert Maplethorpe’s nearly obscene erotic and homoerotic photographs but also that something about Palo Alto police and someone describing a suspect as “hinky” which means suspicious.
I bought Webster’s 11th edition just this year 2020 to replace or as a companion to my Webster’s 9th, and indeed, eight months later, looked up “Hinky”.
It entered the language in 1956, from a language called “argot” not ot be confused with the French word “argot’. It was a secret language but now cops are repeating this to the press and eventually here to Plastic Alto.
Ok.Okey dokey.Okily dokily.

Someone had read my article called “Hinky-Pinky” which popped up on my stats page.

I had about 75 page views today. Maybe the hinky-pinky reader was looking for Pinky Kushner, the mother of Rachel Kushner and the friend of the late Alden Van Buskirk.

I didn’t realize until I watched the tape again, 9 years later that Pinky Kushner has a son named Alden.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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