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beef cut noun

Crew cut

Collected by

Uncle Tony – 1960s
Tony Dixon – Mum’s brother


At the age of about 10, Mark needed a hair cut while on holiday in Rhos-on-Sea. He specified a crew cut, to make him cool like all the other astronauts. Tony conveyed this to the barber as a beef cut (for unknown reasons, though his grocery shop did have a bacon slicer) and it stuck

Submitted: 30/03/2022 by Mark

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