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Homes or Holmes? You be the judge

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Tom Petty, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    I grew up about the time the word(s) Holmes or Homes was coined as a term of endearment for one of the boys.

    Every stinkin' white guy i knew growing up in the PNW used the word Holmes (referring to porn star John Holmes) and not Homes (slang for Homeboy).

    Which was the correct usage in your neck of the woods?

    If this is a D_B, I apologize.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I think the "L" has been lost.

    Somewhere around the beginning of "The L Word."
  3. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    I always thought it was "homes", as in short for "homeboy". Course, in the Dirty South, we use "bro" or "brah" instead.
  4. Kar33mSkyhook

    Kar33mSkyhook Member

    I always thought it was "Holmes"
    Is it still highly used in the hood nowadays?
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I thought it was homes, as in homeboy, or homie.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Isn't "brah" more of a Hawaiian/surfer thing, whereas "bruh" (cue sportsbruh) is more of a Dirty South thing?

    And up here it's "homes" as in "homeboy" or "homie."
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Or, short for homeslice, if you old school.
  8. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    for some reason, i don't remember every using the "L."
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I think we should commit this to the SJ Style Guide. :D
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member


    My favorite definition:

    4. holmes

    Misspelling of "homes," which is a shortening of "homeboy."

    Person 1: Whassup, holmes?
    Person 2: You're an idiot.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    somehow my feelings aren't hurt by some random fucktard's contribution to urban dictionary.

    the saying started right about the time mr. holmes died from a porn-related injury.
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Wasn't trying to offend. Just posting something that made me laugh.

    Tone it down about 20.
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