Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Old Slang is The Most!

Fridge - Icebox
Movie Theatre - Picture Show
Drunk - blotto
Pack of cigarettes - hope chest
Bar - juice joint or speakeasy
liberal - pinko
The Shakes - screaming meemies
Have a drink - Bend an elbow
real tough guy, dangerous man - Curly wolf
Big party with lots of dancing and excitement. - Fandango
Jail - Hoosegow
Child - Ankle-biter
Really funny - Big Tickle
A great thing or place; Happy - Fat City

more cool sayings... from this "old jazz slang site" and Old West Slang and 50s slang

"I have to go see a man about a dog."
"I've got to leave now," often meaning to go buy whiskey.
"Now you're on the trolley!"
Now you've got it, now you're right.
"putting on the ritz"
after the Ritz Hotel in Paris; doing something in high style.
Shoot, Luke, or give up the gun
shit or get off the pot, do it or quit talking about it.
What's buzzin, cuzzin
What's new?

Here is a sample usage:

What's buzzin, cuzzin?? You cats are realling putting on the ritz! Wedding showers are always a big tickle!! Before the fandango we have to make sure we go see a man about a dog and get me a hope chest. I hope to bend an elbow and get real blotto, that would be fat city! "Now you're on the trolley!"

6 Comments:

Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

Good job on this, D! I especially like curly wolf.

12:17 PM  
Blogger D-Nice said...

hehehe.. these were funny ones... I also like to say "ya see" with that 30 gansta accent.. like "hey copper, I didn't see a thing ya see!"

12:22 PM  
Blogger cat said...

What about "the bee's knees". I always thought that was kind of nifty.

There was another one I was going to mention but Ijust lost my train of thought as someone had the nerve to come in and ask me something work related (imagine! and at work, too!) so I forgot what I was posting.

1:26 PM  
Blogger grace said...

i always liked blotto and fandango... but i never heard of screaming meemies... heh. i think i have those now.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

That slang is way better than Indiana slang.
Example of Indiana slang:

Jaeatjet?
Najew?
Najawanna?

Translation:

Did you eat yet?
No, did you?
No, do you want to?

I need to be from someplace else....

8:48 AM  
Blogger Mel Mega said...

I am sooo all over the "screaming meemies"...Too funny!

10:41 PM  

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