as when someone(emo
) cuts themselves
across the wrist.
usually do it because they want to die, but truthfully
that is not a very productive way to do it.
This is where the term "Down the road, not across the street." (also variated with alley and stream/river) originated.
Cutting yourself across the street will just be painful. Chances
are it won't kill you, unless you're a hemophiliac
. You can still
do it if you are emo enough
to prove you're hardcore.