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Business name causes controversy

Right in the middle of charming little St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin (population 2000), Geoff Gorres and his business partners opened a gun store. Their choice of name: F-Bomb Ordnance.

Local residents aren't too happy about it, thinking it lowers the standards of the community to have the f-bomb "displayed prominently" on Main Street.

In response to the controversy, the owner says he may be willing to consider other options for signage, but he's definitely keeping the f-bomb name. More info: CBS (WCCO); The Sun.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 07, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Odd Names, Signage, Slang, Swears

Oodles of Boodle and Batches of Scratch

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 29, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Music, 1950's, Slang

Know the language of drugs

From the Huron Daily Plainsman - May 28, 1971.

The Northwestern National Bank evidently thought it was important people know the correct terminology. Click the image for a larger version.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jan 27, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Drugs, 1970's, Slang

Linguistic advice from 1945

(found on "The Boys and Girls Page" distributed by the NEA Service, 1945)
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 24, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: 1940's, Slang

How Beboppers Greet Each Other





At least, this is how it was done according to Life magazine for October 11, 1948.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 07, 2011 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1940's, Slang

Slang Riddle

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What slang sentence is indicated by this rebus?

Answer after the jump!

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 11, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Money, Music, 1940's, Slang
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