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GUEST,Bob Folklore/Linguistics: What's a Rinktum? (101* d) RE: Folklore/Linguistics: What's a Rinktum? 07 Aug 12


Anyone who grew up in West Texas in the 1950s would know that "Rinktums!" is always plural. The exclamation announces the good-natured attack on a boy who has just had a haircut. The attack is administered by making a fist,with the middle knuckle protruding, and moving the knuckle up the freshly trimmed sideburn with gusto. The only way to prevent such an attack is to yell "No rinktums" before the new haircut is discovered or to prove that the new haircut has already been slept on.


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