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Slang Words from the 1940s

Sunday, July 6, 2014

We all know the Culture was very Hip in the 1940s. Are you interested in the way they spoke back then? Well, here are some examples of slang that were in the 1940s. Enjoy:

Bum rap - false accusation
  • Bust your chops – This phrase was basically meant as a scolding, maybe to yell, but not to literally hit someone.
  • Buzz – We still use this word today and it still refers to being tipsy.
  • Call girl – This is another phrase that is used today. Back in the 1940s it referred to a by appointment only prostitute. Today it still refers to a prostitute, however more of an upscale prostitute.
  • Cheesy – Yet another word that has managed to stay in contemporary vernacular. Back in the 1940s it meant cheap.
  • Chicken – In the 1940s this word referred to a person who was being a coward about something. Today it still means the same thing.
  • Chrome-dome – This used to be an offensive word for a bald headed man.  While “chrome-dome” is not exclusively used to refer to any bald man, the word “dome” still refers to the head.
  • Cold – In the 1940s this word referred to leads that could no longer be pursued. Today it remains in contemporary vernacular meaning the same thing.
  • Cracks me up – This means to make someone laugh.
  • Dope – Back in the 1940s this word meant information, however now it is another word for drugs.
  • Drop – This word meant to kill.
  • Fat-head – In the 1940s people called stupid or foolish people  a fat-head.
  • Fix –This word is sometimes still used today, and it means a dose of drugs (mainly narcotics); in the 1940s it was used when referencing drug fiends.
  • Geezer – This word was a derogatory term for an older person.
  • Gas – No this was not what you put in your car, it was however a word used to refer to either a good time or something that was really funny.
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Annette Hanshaw - I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Annette Hanshaw
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling

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Her singing style was relaxed and suited to the new jazz-influenced pop music of the late 1920s. Although she had a low opinion of her own singing, she continued to have fans because she combined the voice of an ingenue with the spirit of a flapper. Hanshaw was known as "The Personality Girl," and her trademark was saying "That's all" in a cheery voice at the end of many of her records.[1]
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