Back in the lets say from 1880 to the 1950’s it was a tough thing to talk out of the side of your mouth , particularly when you were upset or wanted to yell or make a point ,for men that is. In New York regardless of ethnic background if you were a tough sort ,when you yelled it was always out of the side of your mouth . like a construction watchman yelling .”.hey you get out of here” from the side of your mouth. How this started whose to say .
My own grandfather would always talk out of the side of his mouth when he wanted to act tough , it was a New York thing I guess In the movies you always saw James Cagney taking from the side of his mouth when he wanted to act tough, it may have been that way in Philly or Chicago I’m not from here so i couldn’t tell you for certain,even in THE movie “‘the wizard Of oz “The Lolly pop kids Aka the munchkins spoke from the side of their mouth as a tough gesture
Gustoff Zhychick Says;
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