Sons Of Anarchy: 15 Insane Details You Definitely Missed!

Even the biggest fans didn't catch everything...

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Nobody could've anticipated the success of Kurt Sutter's motorcycle melodrama, Sons of Anarchy when it premiered back in 2008. By incorporating all the workings of a Shakespearean tragedy into a biker gang setting, it wasn't long before SOA was stuck with the nickname"Hamlet on bikes". Even though putting an Elizabethan play in a modern setting sounds like it would alienate most viewers, viewers instantly fell in love with the characters and story.

Sons of Anarchy may have drawn to a close back in 2014 but that hasn't stopped its loyal fanbase from discussing every aspect of the show, whether it's the camaraderie of the club, the beautifully-crafted music, or the conflict between the gangs.

But another thing that has kept viewers fascinated is how they're still learning things about the series. There is so much attention to detail in every episode, there's no way viewers spotted every in-joke, guest appearance, and gag. That's why we thought it would be nice to break down some aspects that may have escaped your attention, including the deeper meanings behind tattoos, references to other shows, blink-and-you-will-miss-him cameos, and religious symbolism.

15. Gang Slang

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The SAMCRO members regularly throw around gang slang in order to emulate the way real bikers speak. Even when these idioms aren't explained, viewers can make an educated guess as to what they mean.

However, there's so much lingo tossed about, it's hard to pick up on everything they're saying. The Northern Irish gangsters called the police "Peelers" which is a nod to the founder of the British modern police force, Robert Peeler. When SAMCRO talk about "rat bikes", they're referring to crummy motorcycles composed of salvaged parts. A sweetbutt or a Crow Eater is a girl who hangs around clubs to have sex with the members. When the club discuss "The AB", they're talking about Neo-Nazis. If a club member is described as having "a dime", it means they spent at least ten years in jail. Anyone who wants to join the club but isn't being considered is a "Hang Around".

Unless you have a deep understanding of motorcycle club history, it's likely references like this went right over your head.

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