They met outside the entrance to the swanky saloon. Note: the majority of the entries were gleaned from a great slang dictionary called Flappers 2 Rappers, written by Tom Dalzell Merriam-Webster, 1996. Ameche: Telephone Ankle: n Woman; v To walk B Babe: Woman Baby: A person, can be said to either a man or a woman Bangtails: Racehorses Barber: Talk Be on the nut: To be broke Bean-shooter: Gun Beef: Problem Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person, thing or idea. Bluenose: someone who is prudish, puritanical or morally uptight. Whateva - you're wrong, but I don't care Similarly, young people in the 1920s employed their own slang terms that were unique to their era. We've included some of these terms and phrases here so that you could brush up on your 1920's slang prior to coming to our show.
Hayburner: a car with poor gas-mileage, a guzzler 28. Wassup or Wazza - Hi, what is going on? This includes your own writing when not seeking feedback and especially when seeking views or sales , personal blogs, publication acceptance or rejection, stories you really like, or humorous images. Rule 1: Post Quality Standards 1a Posts Must Be Related to Writing: All submissions must be directly related to writing. Groups will be judged on: Content: How many slang words did you use? Face Stretcher: an older lady still trying to look young and usually failing. Along with these new trends and social statements, these flapper girls invented their own slang, some of which still makes an appearance in our vocabulary today.
We talk about important matters for writers, news affecting writers, and the finer aspects of the writing craft. We know right away that there are phrases that would sound ridiculous coming out of a 40 year old today that a 16 year old could drop without anyone blinking an eye. Some entries were the exclusive domain of students or rather, those of student age; only a very small percentage of the population attended college or flappers and have been indicated as such with italicized monikers. Bling Bling - flashy jewelry 6. Vinny, the big cheese in operation, was surrounded by Sheba's on all sides and continued to neck them while reviewing the plan with the torpedo. Indian Hop: a code name for reefer. Flapper: A stylish, brash young woman with short skirts and shorter hair.
Did you use just the right amount? Four-flusher: someone who mooches off the money of others in order to feign wealth 22. What were the main inspirations of 1920's slang? Baby Vamp: a very popular young woman or an attractive girl. In the groups that you were sorted into, make a 1 minute skit using 1920's slang. . Bing: Jailhouse talk for solitary confinement Bird: Man Bit: Prison sentence Blip off: To kill Blow: Leave Blow one down: Kill someone Blower: Telephone Bluenose: A prude. Electric Cure: electrocution or electric shock.
Declaration of Independence: a divorce. Did you use too much? Breaking other rules are typically subject only to removal, but repeatedly or egregiously breaking rule 5 will likely result in a subreddit ban. Consider the imp ortance of slang terms in our culture today. Slang is generally wittier and funnier than standard English and ensures that current generations are imaginative in their descriptions. I think the cool thing about 20s slang is that it's so creative. Quiff: a sexually active female. How did they seperate themselves from the older generation? Little did they know, Vinny Testa, a renowned gangster, had some business at the bar that night.
There is also a magazine called so that informs of their reforms in the society. Gold-digger: a woman who pursues men for their money. A must have for those interested in the Twenties! It really depends what the goal of the gaffe is. Trouble was brewing on the other side of the bar. I get so excited when one of the men hits a touchdown! All of these can lead to funny. Hood: hoodlum John: a toilet Killjoy: a solemn person Pipe down: stop talking Real McCoy: a genuine item Regular: normal, typical, average Upchuck: to vomit The movies from the 1920's are mainly silent films, so here's a video clip found on the internet containing 1920's slang. As a general guideline, comments and comment threads containing repeated insults or curses are disallowed, as is any advocacy in favor of bigotry.
Hottie - An attractive person 7. Study up and make to find out! Which can be a fun mess in and of itself. Grundy: an uptight or very straight-laced individual 38. Rule 2: Critique Prohibition 2 All requests for feedback, critique partners, beta readers, or any associated elements of work critique must be put in the Weekly Critique Thread stickied to the front page. Bangtail — a race horse. He pulled on his ear and winked at Tony, a sign that the plan was about to be put into action. Cheaters: Glasses or bifocals 15.
In one swift motion, Tony reached into his leather coat pocke. Please limit yourself to one or two posts per publishing cycle. Are you a tomato, a flapper, or a Trotzky? However, I also found out that the internet loves the 1920s as much as I do — except for the overt racism, ban on alcohol and regressive gender politics, of course. Bunny: someone who seems lost, but endearingly so. Details can be found at the Merriam-Webster site. Big cheese: the most important or influential person; boss, same as big shot. How many batman's were there in this presentation? Flattie: Flatfoot, cop Flimflam: Swindle Flippers: Hands Flivver: A Ford automobile Flogger: Overcoat Flop: Go to bed or fallen through, not worked out Flophouse: A cheap transient hotel where a lot of men sleep in large rooms Fog: To shoot Frail: Woman Frau: Wife Fry: To be electrocuted Fuzz: police G Gal: Woman Gams: A Woman? From the minute you arrive, you'll interacting with our gang who is in character at all times.