Archive for January, 2014

Slang Of The 1920’S

Posted: January 29, 2014 in General

flapper

The twenties were the first decade to emphasize youth culture over the older generations, and the flapper sub-culture had a tremendous influence on main stream America; many new words and phrases were coined by these liberated women. Many of these are still used today!
Take a look and see how many you remember I bet there are more than you thought, these are just a few that I can remember I hope I got this right, if I didn’t then you can always leave a comment and let me know so I can correct myself. If you can think of any other slangs than leave them in a comment also. Hope you enjoy this tid bit of a huge brain storm I had this morning over coffee or maybe a bit to much caffeine,

 

 

Ab-so-lute-ly – affirmative
All Wet – describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he’s all wet."
And How – I strongly agree!
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
Attaboy – well done!; also Attagirl!
Baby – sweetheart. Also denotes something of high value or respect.
Balled Up – confused, messed up
Baloney – nonsense!
Bank’s Closed – no kissing or making out – i.e. – "Sorry, Mac, the bank’s closed."
Beat it – scam or get lost
Beat one’s gums – idle chatter
Bee’s Knees – An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Beef – a complaint or to complain
Beeswax – business, i.e. None of your beeswax."
Big Cheese – The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot
Bimbo – a tough guy
Bird – general term for a man or woman, sometimes meaning "odd," i.e. "What a funny old bird."
Bluenose – An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse."
Bum’s rush – ejection by force from an establishment
Butt me – I’ll take a cigarette
Caper – a criminal act or robbery
Carry a Torch – To have a crush on someone
Cash – a kiss
Cash or check? – Do you kiss now or later?
Cat’s Meow – Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee’s knees; The best or greatest, wonderful.
Cat’s Pajamas – Same as cat’s meow
Chassis – the female body
Cheaters – Eyeglasses
Clam – a dollar
Crush – An infatuation
Darb – An excellent person or thing (as in "the Darb" – a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check)
Dead soldier – an empty bear bottle
Deb – an debutant
Dick – a private investigator
Dogs – feet
Doll – an attractive woman
Dolled up – dressed up
Don’t know from nothing – don’t have any information
Don’t take any wooden nickels – Don’t do anything stupid
Double-cross – to cheat, stab in the back
Dough – money
Drugstore Cowboy – a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
Dry up – shut up, get lost
Ducky – very good
Dumb Dora – a stupid female
Earful – enough
Edge – intoxication, a buzz.  i.e. "I’ve got an edge."
Egg – a person who lives the big life
Fall Guy – Victim of a frame
Fire extinguisher – a chaperone
Flat Tire – A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan
Frame – To give false evidence , to set up someone
Fly boy – a glamorous term for an aviator
Gams – A woman’s legs
Get a wiggle on – get a move on, get going
Gin Mill – An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar
Glad rags – "going out on the town" clothes
Gold Digger – A woman who associates with or marries a man for his wealth
Goofy – in love
Hair of the Dog – a shot of alcohol
Handcuff – an engagement ring
Hayburner – (1) a gas guzzling car (2) a horse one loses money on
Heebie-Jeebies – The jitters
High-Hat – To snub
Hooch – Bootleg liquor
Hood – hoodlum
Hoofer – Dancer
Horsefeathers – an expletive ; same usage as applesauce
Hotsy – Totsy – Pleasing
It – Sex appeal
Iron – a motorcycle
Jack – money
Jake – OK, as in , "Everything is Jake."
Jalopy – Old car
Java – coffee
Joe – coffee
John – a toilet
Joint – an establishment
Juice Joint – a speakeasy
Keen – Attractive or appealing
Kisser – Mouth
Left holding the bag – (1) to be cheated out of one’s fair share (2) to be blamed for something
Level with me – be honest
Line – Insincere flattery
Live wire – a lively person
Middle Aisle – To marry
Moll – A gangster’s girl 
Nifty – great, excellent
"Now you’re on the trolley!" – Now you’ve got it, now you’re right!
Nobody Home – Describes some one who is dumb
On the lam – fleeing from police
On the level – legitimate, honest
On the up and up – on the level
Piker – (1) a cheapskate (2) a coward
Pipe down – stop talking
Pushover – A person easily convinced or seduced
Putting on the Ritz – after the Ritz hotel in Paris; doing something in high style
Rag-a-muffin – a dirty or disheveled individual
Razz- to make fun of
Real McCoy – The genuine article
Sap – a fool
Says you – a reaction of disbelief
Scram – Ask someone to leave immediately
Sinker – a doughnut
Stuck On – Having a crush on
Swell – Wonderful. Also: a rich man
Upchuck – To vomit when one has drunk too much
Wet Blanket – a solemn person, a killjoy
What’s eating you? – What’s wrong
Whoopee – To have a good time
You slay me – that’s funny

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New twist on Real Estate listing

Posted: January 21, 2014 in General

Pa. couple advertises home as ‘slightly haunted’

Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement, and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners  are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian.

So when they put the house in northeastern Pennsylvania up for sale last month, they advertised it as "slightly haunted."

Then things got REALLY weird.

There were calls from ghost hunters. An open house attracted lots of curiosity seekers, but no legitimate buyers. And a former resident came out of the woodwork to tell the couple that when he was a kid, he found a human skull in the basement the same basement whose door once barricaded because she swore they could hear the clicking of a cigarette lighter emanating from the subterranean depths.

"Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though," says the listing on Zillow’s real-estate site. It goes on to describe 3:13 a.m. screams and "the occasional ghastly visage" in the bathroom mirror.

"I tried to word it with a little bit of a sense of humor,"  but "I don’t think it has helped with marketing. We’re not really getting very many interested buyers. We’re getting a lot of nonsense people."


Thinking about quitting your job? A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of confronting the boss with the news by sending a text message instead. The Quit Your Job app takes users through a series of steps to determine why they are leaving and then crafts a text message that is sent directly to their boss. Although the new iPhone app is meant to be funny, its creators are hoping it will take off and people will use it to leave jobs.