Dictionary of Speakeasy Slang

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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  2. TomS

    TomS One Too Many

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    Thanks for posting...
     
  3. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks for noticing, TomS! You're the only one...so, THANKS!
     
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    Bluebird Marsha A-List Customer

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    Splifficated. I must work this into conversation on a regular basis.
     
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    Yes, that's a goodie. :)
     
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    Captain Lex One of the Regulars

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  9. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Interesting, Captain, I've never seen that before.
     
  10. Deco-Doll-1928

    Deco-Doll-1928 Practically Family

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    Nerts! lol lol lol

    Thank you for sharing this. I've always been intrigued by this topic. Didn't know about the original meaning of "bimbo". Very interesting.

    One of my favorite slang words from this time is: "Don't take any wooden nickels." lol
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  11. fashion frank

    fashion frank One Too Many

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    Not just The 20's

    I have noticed that even in the other decades after the 20's the vernacular was so "catching " things like " so's your old man" and one of my favorites " your ma wears combat boots" !

    Even today the slang is nothing like it was back then .

    Some of my favorites from the 30's are as follows , " solid sender " , " are you on the square" " solid jack ,mellow mack" " keep it on the Q.T." " hi ,ya toots " .

    Speaking of the ladies things like this come to mind ,
    "dame " , "dish" , "chick " , "peach" , "dreamboat " ( both sexes) . and "gay" actually meant feeling happy or having a "gay old time " as it were .
    Now a days if you want to use slang you might have to use a vulgur word or swear.

    All the Best , Fashion Frank
     
  12. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Unlike earlier generations, the slang of the 30's on up are preserved to some degree in the movies of each era. I'm glad for that.
     

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