Six Up

Slang for gun. A Nevada Forest Ranger noted that he heard Rainbows say “Six Up” when he entered a camp [Howard 1989]. Chris Malanka, a Park Ranger, wrote, after the Nevada report was issued, that “Six Up” is a Rainbow warning that officials are coming [Malanka 3/15/90]. Although Rainbows don’t use the term, Malanka shouted it whenever approaching a camp [Ho! Summer 1990].

September 14th, 2016 by John Anderson