RARA-AVIS: RE: wideboy

From: Daniel Sevitt ( DANIELSE@Amdocs.com)
Date: 12 Sep 2000

A wideboy probably talks a little too much about his sub-criminal activities. A wideboy sells watches on the streets trying to make people believe they are stolen so that they feel naughty. A wideboy knows a man who can get you tickets for the game, Saturday. A wideboy can't stand "the filth" and is terrified of having his collar felt but addresses all policeman to their faces as Sir or Mr. A wideboy might wear a tie but he'll never do his top button up. A wideboy might work down the market or even as an estate agent and he'll keep his wad folded in his pocket. Wideboys pay cash. If a wideboy gets into a fight he's more likely to settle it with a headbutt or a spontaneous snooker cue than a premeditated baseball bat. A wideboy is not a hard man but he knows a man who is.

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