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Slang is very common in everyday speech Almost every group organization and society has their own lingo which makes sense to them but not necessarily to others The Italian mob is no different If one were to rent movies dealing with Italian Gangsters such as Good Fellas or any of the three Godfather movies they would find many slang words they may not understand Some of these words are used in place of other words like the joint which means prison or junk meaning drugs Whereas other words have their own meaning such as a made man This is a man who has extreme importance and cannot be killed without permission The made man has so much stature that if he is killed the man who killed him will also be killed for sure Some of the gangster words are now used in every day speech such as enforcer the man who does al the dirty work knock off and take care of both meaning to kill and doing hard time which is being behind bars or in prison These words have become commonplace It is also possible that they were commonplace and the Mob sort of took them as their own There are also saying used by gangsters to explain things If a man steals a large sum of money and is questioned by the police he will tell them that he won big playing craps in Vegas The police are obviously natural enemies of the Wiseguys gangsters They are always trying to make the big arrest but the wiseguys use lies such as the one about craps to keep from being pinched or arrested Inside the mob there are separate groups known as families These families all have a leader known as the Don This man takes Don as his first name So Tony Bonelli becomes Don Bonelli This man can also be called the Godfather this is obviously how the title
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