I’m sure the origin of number is about here somewhere. However unless you sophisticated a bit, no one seems to know what girlfriend mean.

You are watching: Six two and even over and out

Then we’ll rotate our tommy gunson the screaming ruined nunsand the individuals voice will be the only sound.-P. Sky


Well all I can find out was that it to be a big band tune and also the surname of a yacht.As for the album… http://webcrawler-music.excite.com/album/283638

I’m not sure if it is the earliest recording of that song. That looks choose a pair different performers did that song.


“Six, two, and also even, over and out” is a direct quote indigenous the old dick Tracy cartoons. The was generally talking into his wrist radio as soon as he said it. At the time, it was funny since radios at the time (late fifties, beforehand sixties) weighed several pounds and took up much more space than would certainly fit on a wrist. The number come from two dials the were provided to measure obtained power levels. Hence, six was arriving on one dial, 2 was mirroring on the other, and the numbers were holding steady. This same origin is reflected in the hatchet “I read you five by five,” indicating the the 2 dials were both at five (a pretty solid signal). Nowadays, of course, we have actually two-way wrist TVs as with Dick had. Will certainly wonders never ever cease?


samclem April 24, 2010, 3:39am #6

Welcome to the aramuseum.org, Duke, in instance no one else said it.

Just a bit of details to add to what you just posted.

The comic strip Dick Tracy an initial appeared in October of 1931.

I deserve to supply you with a newspaper post from February that 1930 in which one of the characters says

I’m hep by then that I’m sittin’ pretty through the Mrs. She likes mine pers’nality an’ the reduced o’ my clothes. The six, two an’ also I’m running on the railside there, one she’ll plug because that me versus any various other bidder."

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All ns saying is that it was a slang phrase which existed prior to Dick Tracy cartoons. Ns haven’t done much more to discover anything about it. I totally accept your explanation the it comes from meter readings. However until I have the time, simply thought I’d update your theory.

AS An added NOTE==even despite this is a zombie thread, adding new factual details to a basic Question is allowed.


johnpost April 24, 2010, 3:50am #7

in radio the an initial number is readability as you judge on a range from 1 come 5, the second number is signal strength often from a meter ~ above a range from 1 come 9.

if the cartoon was stretching reality to give 2 way communications in matchbox dimension they didn’t have to be as well realistic.

they got a little fanciful v the room Coupe.


samclem April 24, 2010, 3:51am #8

Oh, dear. I just chose to operation a scan the the newspaper databases ns frequent.

No doubt a bit prior to the meters were used to radios.

Horse gyeongju terminology, doncha’ know. To trust me on this.


friedo April 24, 2010, 4:08am #9
samclem:
No doubt a bit before the meter were used to radios.

That’s nearly as old together this thread!


Peter_Morris April 24, 2010, 11:31am #10

I’ve never heard the expression before. Mind informing me what the means, and in what paper definition it’s used?


Qwakkeddup April 24, 2010, 3:44pm #11
samclem:

Oh, dear. Ns just chose to run a scan that the newspaper databases i frequent.

No doubt a bit prior to the meter were used to radios.

Horse racing terminology, doncha’ know. Trust me on this.

I’ll take that bet. I worked for a greyhound racing/casino. Believe it or not, I had actually heard this expression from a few patrons.Although i don’t really understand the definition of it.


Qadgop_the_Mercotan April 24, 2010, 3:56pm #12

I mental the expression as “Six-two and even, over and out” native the old cock Tracy cartoon of the very early sixties.

Which make no sense either, in that context. “Over and also out” was no legitimate communication, it’s an alleged to be one of two people “over” or “out”, not both.

Interesting to see the phrase in the OP is in reality over 100 year old.


RealityChuck April 24, 2010, 6:14pm #13
Qadgop_the_Mercotan:

Which made no feeling either, in that context. “Over and also out” was not legitimate communication, it’s claimed to be one of two people “over” or “out”, not both.

True, yet it to be a typical phrase offered in Hollywood.


johnpost April 24, 2010, 6:32pm #14
Qadgop_the_Mercotan:

Which make no sense either, in that context. “Over and out” was not legitimate communication, it’s claimed to be one of two people “over” or “out”, not both.


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RealityChuck:

True, yet it to be a usual phrase provided in Hollywood.

not used in real life together ‘over and also out’ as soon as doing judicious radio communications.

it may have been a corruption or contraction of ‘over to you and also then out’. Which method ‘i’m excellent talking, i will certainly switch it over to you for your last word and also then we’re done’.


Fear_Itself April 24, 2010, 6:57pm #15

It may be a coincidence, but a sport of the expression isa Bogart line from “The Maltese Falcon”, whereby Spade is taunting Wilmer:

"Six, two and even, they’re offering you out, sonny. "

This would assistance the gambling odds origin. The dick Tracy version might be a conflation that “they’re marketing you out” come “over and also out”.


samclem April 24, 2010, 10:30pm #16
samclem:

Oh, dear. I just chose to operation a scan that the newspaper databases i frequent.

No doubt a bit prior to the meter were applied to radios.

Horse gyeongju terminology, doncha’ know. Trust me ~ above this.


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Qwakkeddup:

I’ll take the bet. I operated for a greyhound racing/casino. Believe it or not, I had actually heard this phrase from a few patrons.Although ns don’t really understand the meaning of it.

Just come augment mine 1905 newspaper find, you deserve to read the from 1904, making use of Google Books. Again, talking about horse racing.

Google publications
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“What room they laying?” inquired the owner.

“Six, two and also even—backed down from ten—and they’re playin’ him all over the ring. That among Brown’s is favorite at 11 come 5. What carry out you think?”

“The price is better than I thought they’d lay, and also the Prince is together fit together I have the right to make him, yet as i told girlfriend "-”

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So, the odds on the equine were 6 come 1 to win, 2 come 1 come place, and even come show.

Nothing to carry out with radios, penis Tracy, movies, etc. They every stole that from the bookies/touts of 1900.


Fear_Itself April 24, 2010, 10:39pm #17
samclem:

Nothing to execute with radios, penis Tracy, movies, etc. They every stole the from the bookies/touts the 1900.

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But maybe not directly. It may have existed within the gambling neighborhood for decades prior to it was popularized by a movie favor the Maltese Falcon, indigenous which it spread out to broader usage.


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