Among Manhattan sports editors, the Hearstian Mirror's mustached Dan Parker is the heftiest (260 Ibs.), the most cynical about fight promoters (he keeps needling their racket), and on good days, the poor man's Eustace Tilley.* Dan Parker had some fun with the Bronx tongue in his Dialectician's Dictionary. Samples:
"Aplombfrom these, they're making already prunes.
Mantlejust the opposite of fiscal. Something to do with the mind.
Vauntto desire something.
Viciousthings we hope would come true.
Villainready to do what you ask.
Leaka lot of baseball clubs. What Brooklyn's still in.
Ratchetfeeling simply terrible.
Vortexwhat we're still paying on account of Hitler.
Risenthe cause. "What's the risen I'm not plizzen you?"