RARA-AVIS: british terminology

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 07 Aug 2002

I could use some enlightenment, here. I'm about halfway through Raymond's HE DIED WITH HIS EYES OPEN, and I've run across some terms that the context doesn't give away. The detective goes into a bar and states that several
"National Fronters" are sitting in a booth. He says that two are "mods" and another is a "rocker" and that they are normally mortal enemies. Another time someone mentions going to a bar looking for a "golly". Somebody when he is being questioned, says he likes a "charver" as well as the next guy. The detective orders a "ring-a-ding" drink at a bar.

What are all these quoted terms?

And so far the book has been excellent. I've rarely seen an author as good at depicting man's inhumanity to man as such a natural state. And accept for maybe Earl Thompson's GARDEN OF SAND, I don't think I've ever seen such shockingly horrid depravity. Naturally, I love it.
;-) I've got I WAS DORA SUAREZ coming, and I can't wait. I hear it's even worse.

thanks, miker

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