Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thursday Thirteen: The 1940's
Today's Thursday Thireen is straight from the 1940's. I’ve been doing some research for a book set in the 1940’s, and I’ve found it to be a fascinating era. I’d like to share some of my research with you. Let’s begin with thirteen slang terms from the 1940’s.
Adam and Eve on a raft--restaurant slang for bacon and eggs with toast.
Bluenose - An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse."
Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls.
Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan.
Hotsy-Totsy - Pleasing.
Keen - Attractive or appealing
Pinch - To arrest.
GAMS-a woman's legs
Pennies From Heaven-easy money
And don't you love the picture? No one exemplifies the 1940's more than Bogey and Bacall.