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did the verb to be shangied come from shanghai kelly's activities?

-- chris johnson (, February 02, 2003


Actually it's the other way around. Shanghai Kelly took his name from the already established tradition of Shanghai-ing sailors for long ocean trips, which were known as "Shanghai voyages."

Another Barbary Coast denizen used the same prefix and called himself "Shanghai Chicken."

-- John Martini (, February 02, 2003.

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