What is a mugshot? and why is it called a mugshot?
The fugitive hijacker convicted murder.
George Wright in a 1963 mugshot.
Photograph: Associated Press
"Mug" is a street-slang term that I am guessing probably arose from the arrival of the Irish in the northeastern USA. Mug was a reference to face or look of person..."you sure got an ugly mug, pal" is a good example. So, the police more or less picked up the term from the streets and it stuck. WB
by Miss M8 years ago
Who is under 25 here, I am!
by xmetow4 years ago
Where can I find my mugshot?
by Sherri4 months ago
When someone called me a dork today, I did a search on what the term means. I was surprised at the results here: derogatory. A dull, slow-witted, or socially inept person. vulgar. The pen*s.Someone who has odd...
by Efficient Admin3 years ago
Why do people smile during their mug shot?I see plenty of mug shots of people who are smirking or have a big smile on their face. What is so funny about getting arrested?
by donotfear6 years ago
How do you tell a potential employer you were terminated from your last job? So what do you tell them? Or, should I say, HOW do you tell them? The real stickler, what is the tactful words to use when...
by Kim Kennedy4 years ago
Is there a term of endearment that you hate?I loathe being called "doll," or "queen." Does anything make you cringe?
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