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Thread #75556   Message #1329090
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Nov-04 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
"Shebeen" - an unlicensed (and therefore illegal) drinking place. Originally Irish (of course), but the word migrated to South Africa, and became the common word for such places in Soweto and so forth.

Same as a "speakeasy" really.