Money is chips, movies is flicks

from Big L – Ebonics (Criminal Slang) Lyrics on Rap Genius


One thing about slang is that it changes over time. Neither of these phrases are often used in 2010

These days, people would be more likely to refer to money as “chips” if they were referring to the potato kind (most current slang words for money are food items) and not casino currency like Big L is talking about

The term “flicks” for movies derives from when movies were mostly shot and displayed on film, which created a “flicker” effect in old school projectors because of all the single frames running in quick succession. Filmmakers and theater owners are converting to digital methods more and more and the term “flick” is rarely used

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