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The Cobra - Henry Gibson - The Grass Menagerie (Or A Flower Childs Garden Of Verses)

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Label: Epic - FLS 15120 • Series: Footlight Series • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Comedy, Spoken Word, Poetry
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And it's not just a noun; it's an action verb too. If you watch movies about the London criminal subculture or catch a fair amount of British crime drama on television, you've probably come across the word "grass" in various uniquely British uses. Though over time, you may pick up the meaning from the context that surrounds it, the way in which the word grass came to be used in these particular ways is a bit of a puzzle.

A grass is criminal or an insider who informs on his associates. A The Cobra - Henry Gibson - The Grass Menagerie (Or A Flower Childs Garden Of Verses) is a rat who 'sings' to the authorities.

By extension, it's used by anyone who informs on another over bad or criminal behavior. For example, a teacher trying to discover who is bullying another student might come up against a wall of silence from other teens who don't want to be seen as being a grass or who don't want to grass on their friends. The expression "Supergrass" also the name of a British band of the s arose during the Irish "troubles" and was used to describe IRA members who were informers.

Today the term Supergrass is still used—usually in newspaper headlines—to describe someone inside major criminal organizations or with information about them. When you grass on someone or something, you are not only filling the role of informer but also of the betrayer. If you witness a crime that has nothing to do with anyone you know and then give evidence to the police, you are just a witness, not a grass; you are giving evidence, not grassing.

Grassing is about betraying your peers by acting as an informer. The word opens all sorts of other British and underworld slang windows. To grass is to sing like a canary a bird that is yellow - the 113ème Cigarette Sans Dormir - HF Thiéfaine* - Homo Plebis Ultimae Tour The Cobra - Henry Gibson - The Grass Menagerie (Or A Flower Childs Garden Of Verses) cowards.

To grass is considered an act of cowardice amid underworld circles. The use of grass and "to grass" in this way arose as street argot in the London criminal subculture and dates back to the early part of the 20th century. There are two popular theories about how this came about.

A more likely possibility, since the usage first arose among the criminal underclass in London, is that it is rhyming slang for "to shop" or "shopper," which have similar meanings to shop someone is to turn them in to the police. Follow, if you can, the twisted route through rhyming slang that ends up producing this slang use of grass at its end.

Maybe that's where the word comes from and maybe its origins will remain shrouded in mystery. Inthe London Evening Standard reported on an "arch criminal" named Michael Michael who it identified as "Britain's biggest supergrass.

Want to know more British English. By Ferne Arfin. Share Pin Email. Policemen are often called "coppers" in British slang. In London rhyming slang, a policeman or copper becomes a "grasshopper". Someone who turns his Duelo - Diciembre 2012, or their information over to the police "shops" them to the authorities.

That makes that person a "grass shopper. Not only did he inform on some of the most dangerous criminals operating today, he turned in his own mother, brother, wife, mistress and the madam who ran his brothels. And, it was to emerge, he had been "grassing up" his criminal colleagues for years. At his trial he accepted the suggestion he was a "polished liar" and offered the jury this explanation: "Yes, I had to lie, even to my family.

It is in the business of informing and dealing My friends, family and lover are all awaiting trial because of me. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Tell us why! Read More.


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