Thursday, December 23, 2010

bustin' a cap

Watching the original True Grit on teevee and what do I hear? Ned Pepper (Robert Duvall) says something to the effect "I ain't never busted a cap in no girl before." I thought only contemporary gansta movies and rap lyrics used that phrase (and yes, I did find some examples of bust(-ed) a cap using the Ngram Viewer).

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