Category:
Slang

May 29, 2016

To Gleep, Or Not To Gleep

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Many times, outsiders seeking to chronicle the language of a tribe are lied to. I suspect this was the case with this 1963 article on campus slang. While many of the terms are well-documented, I can find no online references to the act of "gleeping" and suspect some researcher was getting his leg pulled.

Or maybe the reporter felt it would be a prank to make something up and insert it and see if anyone noticed.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 29, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: 1960's, Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia, Slang

May 9, 2016

August 7, 2015

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 - Fri Aug 07, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Odd Names, Signage, Slang, Swears

May 29, 2015

Oodles of Boodle and Batches of Scratch



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

January 27, 2014

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.
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Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 27, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Drugs, 1970's, Slang

July 24, 2013

Linguistic advice from 1945


(found on "The Boys and Girls Page" distributed by the NEA Service, 1945)

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jul 24, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: 1940's, Slang

March 7, 2011

How Beboppers Greet Each Other

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At least, this is how it was done according to Life magazine for October 11, 1948.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 07, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1940's, Slang

May 11, 2010

Slang Riddle

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What slang sentence is indicated by this rebus?

Answer after the jump!




More in extended >>

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

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