RARA-AVIS: Rankin and loafers

From: William Hagen ( billha47@hotmail.com)
Date: 30 Aug 2002

A recent exchange on a phrase in an Ian Rankin novel concluded that "like your loafers" referred to gays, possibly related to a chat-up line. One of my colleagues suggests that Rankin may be playing with words. She has heard the phrase "someone light in his loafers" applied to homosexuals.

Bill Hagen

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