RARA-AVIS: Re: Shine bar

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 01 Feb 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "kevinburtonsmith" <kvnsmith@...> wrote:

> Dang, you're right. The word "shine" is used several times, mostly
by a racist cop whom
> Marlowe clearly disdains, but the phrase "shine bar" doesn't. "Dinge
joint" is, though. (Ain't
> Google's book search feature fun?)

I am not sure that "shine" would be understood by today's general public. Is it even used somewhere?



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