Wednesday, April 30, 2008

1920's Slang Dictionary

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  • All Wet - Describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet."
  • Applesauce - an explative; same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
  • Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate.
  • Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries."
  • Big Cheese - The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot.
  • Blind Date - going out with someone you do not know
  • Bluenose - An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse."
  • Bump Off - To murder, To kill.
  • Cake-Eater - An effete ladies' man, or someone who attends tea parties.
  • Carry a Torch - To have a crush on someone.
  • 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.
  • Cheaters - Eyeglasses.
  • 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).
  • Dogs - feet.
  • Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
  • Dumb Dora - a stupid female.
  • Fall Guy - Victim of a frame.
  • Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts and shorter hair.
  • Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan.
  • Frame - To give false evidence, to set up someone.
  • Gams - A woman's legs.
  • Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol.
  • Gin Mill - An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar.
  • Hard Boiled - a tough, strong guy.
  • Heebie-Jeebies - The jitters.
  • High-Hat - To snub.
  • Hooch - Bootleg liquor
  • Hoofer - Dancer.
  • Horsefeathers - an explative; same usage as applesauce.
  • Hotsy-Totsy - Pleasing.
  • Jake - OK, as in, "Everything is Jake."
  • Jalopy - Old car.
  • Joint - A club, usually selling alcohol.
  • Keen - Attractive or appealing.
  • Kisser - Mouth.
  • Line - Insincere flattery.
  • Lounge Lizard - a guy that is sexually active.
  • Moll - A gangster's girl.
  • Neck - Kissing with passion.
  • Ossified - a drunk person.
  • Pet - Same as neck, but more so.
  • Pinch - To arrest.
  • Pushover - A person easily convinced or seduced.
  • Ritzy - Elegant (from the hotel).
  • Scram - Ask someone to leave immediately.
  • Sheba - A woman with sex appeal (from the move Queen of Sheba) or (e.g. Clara Bow).
  • Sheik - A man with sex appeal (from the Valentino movies).
  • Speakeasy - An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor.
  • Spiffy - An elegant appearance.
  • Struggle Buggy - the backseat of a car. A parent's worst nightmare.
  • Stuck On - Having a crush on.
  • Swanky - Ritzy.
  • Swell - Wonderful. Also: a rich man.
  • Take for a Ride - To drive off with someone in order to bump them off.
  • Torpedo - A hired gun.
  • Upchuck - To vomit when one has drunk too much.
  • Whoopee - To have a good time.
Some slang is directly quoted from
1920's Interactive Literature Resource Home Page
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Whew! I Finally Came Along

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It's been busy the past few days taking care of personal affairs plus improving my blog site and features. Speaking of that, I finally figured out how to put a feed on my blog. It took me all afternoon yesterday to figure it out. This way, you can automatically see the blog from the RSS feed. I will post more later.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My New Alchemy

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Turn your ideas into reality with Alchemy!
Buyers can post requests for custom handmade items, and then sellers bid on the opportunity to make the goods.

Alchemy is a new feature from Etsy that lets buyers place personal request to your shop. If someone sees something from your shop or blog, they might want something like it but in a different color or material. The is a great way to make buyers and seller alike happy.

After 1 1/2 months without one sale in my shop, I was so happy to receive an alchemy request from a lady from another state. I've never seen her before, but here she was trusting me to handmake her ponho-shawl the way she liked it paid in full. In the past I've handmade items for people within my community. Wow! The same thing is available stateside and internationally. I challenge and encourage you to try it out!
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