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  • "'Originally, there was a guy, Robert Skeldon, a highwayman in England. He had a gang called the Skeldon boys. That was corrupted to 'skel'--anyone who's drunk or homeless' (According to William Safire, skel comes from skellum," meaning a rascal or thief.)"
    - The New Yorker, September 17, 2007, Talk of the Town, 911 Dept.: Last Call

    September 21, 2007