1960’s Beatnik Glossary

Contributed by "hotsauce269".

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 28, 2016
     Category: Languages | Slang | 1960s

I'd bet it was written by one of the squares so the other squares could try to use the hip lingo and be laughed at by the real cool daddies!
Posted by KDP on 10/28/16 at 02:46 PM
Late 50s-early 60s a very hip older cousin who lived in the village, dressed, spoke and acted the whole Beatnik scene. I was only ten but thought, a cool chick making the scene and in the grove. She started to smoke in our house and my conservative Midwest Mom, forever cool said: look chick, take your kick sticks out side to burn. So I went outside to watch her smoke.
Posted by Gator Guy on 10/28/16 at 07:18 PM
It is interesting that many of these terms have entered the common vocabulary and are still in use.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 10/29/16 at 03:55 AM
Oh man, I can't spout this lingo without growing a beard.

Itzhak Perlman was on Letterman's show, not playing. Paul Shaffer asked him, "Did you bring your axe?" Perlman took it from there for everyone, who hadn't heard the term before, immediately recognized what it meant, and also realized just how valuable an axe Perlman must tote.
Posted by Virtual on 10/29/16 at 11:13 AM
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