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#1 2013-09-28 22:06:24

pdxuser
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Registered: 2009-03-14
Posts: 5

doll hair sign << dollar sign

This is a bizarre one. In a discussion regarding the use of the word “ro$es” in Craigslist prostitution ads:

No, it’s a code word for money, because it replaces the letter s with a doll hair sign.

I guess the thin little line and squiggle could look like doll’s hair. Maybe this is a non-native English speaker?

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#2 2013-09-30 02:25:59

pdxuser
Member
Registered: 2009-03-14
Posts: 5

Re: doll hair sign << dollar sign

Now there’s a newer reply showing this is probably just an obscure reference to a joke from a 2010 episode of 30 Rock. Whatever. I enjoyed thinking there was one man going through life thinking it was a doll hair sign because it looks like two doll hairs.

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#3 2013-09-30 12:09:34

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2255

Re: doll hair sign << dollar sign

It’s a clever twist. Some eggcorns get their start this way—I hope this isn’t one. Cringeworthy.

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#4 2013-10-01 10:25:03

burred
Eggcornista
From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 999

Re: doll hair sign << dollar sign

Doll hair sign in the context of prostitution is just creepy. Some lowbrow sources: http://www.subzin.com/s/doll+hairs.

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