Thursday, July 06, 2006

What the ... ?

The Sheriff of St. Tammany County, a neighboring county of NOLA (via C&L)
Jack Strain: "Now I don’t get into calling people names and all that fact, but if you’re gonna walk the streets of St. Tammany Parish with dreadlocks and "Chee Wee" hairstyles, then you can expect to be getting a visit from a sheriff’s deputy."

I'm not surprised by a white southern sheriff announcing his intention to hassle people who don't look quite right, but I was confused by the use of "'Chee Wee' hairstyle."

Dr. Lee Chee Wee of Singapore invented a hair loss treatment. So people with a luxurious growth of hair who look somewhat Asian?

My initial search of Urban Dictionary resulted in chee wee - a stingy or uptight person, which also doesn't make sense. But a further search yielded cheewee - a white trailer trash person.

So, really, he's a hair profiler.

Hint for Louisiana criminals - first haircut, then crime spree.

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