What Did These Slang Words Refer To?

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Arkansas Toothpick

    Oklahoma Credit Card

    Texas Tea

    Hal
     
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  2. Shirley Martin

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    Don't know the first two but Texas Tea is oil, AKA black gold.
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    No idea....
     
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    Oklahoma Credit Card might be a short hose to 'Borrow' some gas from a fellow traveler...
     
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    Possible answers (top down):

    a dagger

    some length of hose

    some codein syrup
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    You're all correct!

    An Arkansas Toothpick is any small knife that "rugged men" use for picking their teeth.

    An Oklahoma Credit Card is a length of hose for siphoning gas from someone else's car.

    Texas Tea is crude oil.

    Hal
     
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