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Old 09-04-2007, 11:55 PM   #1
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Slang of the 30's

Now, I know this isn't like THIS THREAD but I just get a kick out of "olden days stuff". I love all the food references in the slang, but none of it means food. Click the link for A-Z!

Dirty 30s! - Slang of the 30s

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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Thanks, Tatt. I'm going to incorporate some of these terms into a "fun" column for the winter doldrums. I laughed out loud.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:15 AM   #3
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scary - I grew up listening to my dad saying many of these phrases. And now, I'm saying them. lots of them.

I'll definitely be working in "a trip for biscuits" sometime soon - that one cracks me up
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
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Surprising, to me, how many of these I still use--probably because of my grandparents. Thanks, Tat!
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:37 AM   #5
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:39 AM   #6
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Now you're cooking with gas. but you might wanna slow down to 60.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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Here are a few expressions I remember hearing from my parents and grandparents...

"Everything's copacetic"...everything's fine

"tighter than Dick's hatband"...clothes too tight

"hotter than $800"...almost nobody had that much money unless it was stolen
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Hotter than a $2 pistol?
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:14 PM   #9
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the one that really cracks me up is that my dad still calls the fridge "an ice box" - it's 70 years since anyone had an icebox!!
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the one that really cracks me up is that my dad still calls the fridge "an ice box" - it's 70 years since anyone had an icebox!!
Whoa, I still say that today! Must be a suth’ahn thang!

Now, where did I put that "hose pipe"?
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