[Marxism] A vote to 86

Thomas thomasfbarton at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 12 23:51:42 MDT 2015

It's general U.S. slang for a bartender or bar bouncer telling a customer that, due to her or his ill behavior, the customer is refused service; or, more likely, that the person is no longer welcome on the premises and must leave now, and may mean the person is banned from returning.

The notion that it is some kind of threat to do violence to the customer, or list member, is silly.


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>From: Charles Faulkner via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu>
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>this has gotten out of hand. 86 isn't a murderous threat. it's american police jargon for throwing someone out of a bar. 
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Joseph Catron via Marxism" <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> 
>To: "Charles Faulkner" <lacenaire at comcast.net> 
>Cc: "Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition" <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> 
>Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 9:33:14 PM 
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>On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 12:26 AM, A.R. G <amithrgupta at gmail.com> wrote: 
>Last I checked it means kill someone, so this should constitute a violent 
>> threat. 

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