Thursday, March 27, 2014

Domestic comedy

“You’re not bringing mad money?”

“I have my phone.”

Related reading
All OCA domestic comedy posts (Pinboard)

[Mad money: “Money carried by a girl or woman with which to pay her own way home if she leaves her escort, usu. because of his sexual advances.” Harold Wentworth and Stuart Berg Flexner, A Dictionary of American Slang, 1975.]

comments: 2

Pete said...

Strange. I always thought of mad money as spare cash used for non-essential and/or self-indulgent purposes. I don't like this implication of this other definition: that a woman is considered to be mad or out of her mind if she resists sexual advances and has to find her own way home.

Michael Leddy said...

I think it means anger rather than insanity.

I was surprised to see the splurge meaning in the DAS, as I never knew mad money to be anything but date-related. (I know it only as old-time slang, not as something from life experience.)