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Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?

 
HardTruth
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Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?

Can you connect the dots?

PoseiDON

The tribe of Dan/Don

Rev 9:11 AbadDON

ArmagedDON
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05/10/2010 04:33 PM
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is short for "Don shoot me, I have a wife and family".
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
Because when you call them liars and thieves they stab you in the eye with an icepick.
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is a title in Spain (Don/Dona) and Italy (Don/Donna) descending from Latin "dominus," master, lord. It is thus cognate with French/British/Portuguese Dom/Dame and British Dan (judge).
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is short for "Don shoot me, I have a wife and family".
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haha
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
I always thought it was old latin from Spain and Italy as a way of addressing a gentleman or nobleman instead of calling him 'mister'.
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is short for "Don shoot me, I have a wife and family".
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
n.
Don (also dōn) (Abbr. D.) Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area.
Chiefly British.
A head, tutor, or fellow at a college of Oxford or Cambridge.
A college or university professor.
The leader of an organized-crime family.
Archaic. An important personage.
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is short for "Don shoot me, I have a wife and family".
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teeeehee

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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
It is a title in Spain (Don/Dona) and Italy (Don/Donna) descending from Latin "dominus," master, lord. It is thus cognate with French/British/Portuguese Dom/Dame and British Dan (judge).
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How about the MadDONa?
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Re: Why do they call mob bosses "DONS"?
because DONS spelled backwards is SNOD

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