Here’s a list of words I learned from bad-ass gangsters in jail at Fraser Regional Correctional.
Squid: Someone who is spineless.
Home: Your jail cell.
Waterhead, lid, or head: An idiot.
Goof or skinner: A sex offender.
Slider: Someone who is lazy.
Dry rat: Someone who is loud and attracts the guards’ attention.
Skipper lip: A person whose word is no good, someone who welshes on bets.
NG: No good.
Bubble: The place where the guards hang out.
Bubble boy: Someone who likes to hang out with the guards.
Inmate: Someone who sucks up to the guards.
Convict: Someone who does not suck up to the guards.
Goof pig, paid rat, screw: Derogatory term for a guard.
Skid: Someone who is dirty.
Fifi: Warm water in a glove used for masturbation.
Crack: Ass kissing or sucking up.
David Malmo-Levine is a Vancouver marijuana activist incarcerated at the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, BC, for his establishment of the Vancouver Herb School. Please click here and here for more information on David’s case.