Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I Miss the Old Days

20 Slang Terms From The 1950s We Want Everyone To Start Using Again

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I do use them! Well, some of them - Burn Rubber, Get Bent.

The only person I ever heard use "Ginchiest" was Kookie on 77, SUNSET STRIP.

Don Coffin said...

Uh...their definition of "Get bent" ("...to tell someone off or to go away...") does not exactly correspond to how it was used in the early '60s...which was closer to scatological.

And a fair number of those seem to me to be still in fairly widespread use.

Mike Stamm said...

Agreed--quite a few of these are still around, at least for those of us who don't depend on emojis or emoticons to communicate.

Cap'n Bob said...

Cool, daddio.