Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks (jolt)

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 09 Nov 2000

--- William Denton <> wrote:
> On 6 November 2000, Mark Sullivan wrote:
> : "Never let nobody talk you into shaking another
> man's jolt."
> Does that mean some kind of homosexual thing? Ah,
> AMERICAN UNDERWORLD LINGO defines "jolt" as prison
> sentence, so maybe it
> means don't do someone else's jail time, which is
> pretty sensible advice.

I think we could understand the sentence as: never try to "steal" another man's drink (?)

but jolt is also used for narcotics to shake: making an extortion

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

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