Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Bargainbidder, Feb 26, 2021.
Thanks again for informing and patience everyone.
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I'm just wondering how many members under 65 years of age know what 86ed is.
Old restaurant term for "kicked out."
or 86 (ā′tē-sĭks′) tr.v. eight·y-sixed, eight·y-six·ing, eight·y-six·es or 86ed or 86·ing or 86·es Slang 1. To refuse to serve (an unwelcome customer) at a bar or restaurant. From thefreedictionary.com
As I understand and have heard, being 86ed referred to bar patrons in the days when most bottled spirits were 100 proof (50% alcohol) who were starting to lose it, and the bartender would cut them back to 86 proof booze. Of course nowadays all the common spirits are 80 proof anyway.
Been there, done that!!! LOL
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