After a ‘Toot’ Come the ‘Zings’

Let's hope we never end up "in the ketchup."
Let's hope we never end up "in the ketchup."Photo: Heinz

Say what? Why, that simply means a drunken spree leads to a hangover, obviously. Also: Did you know a “butter and egg man” once referred to a small-time businessman hitting the big city? Have you heard eggs and ham referred to as “cluck and grunt”? Ever drunk “High-wine,” a mixture of grain alcohol and Coke? Or called a company “in the ketchup” instead of “in the red”? By jove, we weren’t familiar with most of the terms Mental Floss pulled out of 1967’s Dictionary of American Slang, but we might just bust some of these out, even if people find it a little bit “off the cob” (corny). [Mental Floss]