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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. geoff_in_nc

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    • anti-porn
    • dominatrix
    • knackered
    • minibar
    • pimpmobile
    • supermacho
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    Yeah, that sounds about right.
     
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    Some are funny, like "porny", some I would have thought pre-dated me, like "reel-to-reel", and others I had no idea were as old as me, like "lip synch".
     
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    Beatnik
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    Several others but so what those two are pretty cool :D
     
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    Part 1: Current Slang of the American Language, 1969

    Ace n. A skilled performer.
    -He’s an ace in pool.

    v. To perform well.
    -I think I aced that test.

    All-nighter n. A long, difficult job; a cram session

    Axe n. Guitar

    Bent out of adj. Angry; dissatisfied
    Shape

    Blow…mind adj. To lose control.

    Boss adj. Good; the right thing; especially a good sound.

    Cold turkey adj. Unprepared.
    -He took that history test cold turkey.

    Cop out v. To change intentions
    -He’d like to cop you on that party.

    Cut a trail v. To leave.
    -We’d better cut a trail before the counselor comes.

    Dog v. To contribute an inadequate performance; to give less
    that the best.

    Drop back and v. To try a new strategy after a setback; to try again
    Punt

    Fink out v. To disappoint
    -She really finked out on her date.

    Freaked out adj. Acting abnormally

    Funky adj. Relaxed; informal
    -We wanted the bar to be a funky place.

    Greaser n. Gangster; “hood”; a shady type

    Gross adj. Displeasing, unpleasant, crude
    -That guy’s jokes are really gross.

    Grossed out adj. Disgusted
    -I’m really grossed out at this exam.

    Grunge n. A bad, unpleasant thing, especially food.
    -Did you see that grunge we had for supper?

    Hacked off adj. Anger

    Hang it there v. To keep struggling

    Hang loose v. To relax; to remain calm

    Lunchbox n. A simpleton

    Metrecal n. A process of treatment used on self-important people;
    Shampoo the cure for fatheads.
    -What he needs is a metrical shampoo.

    Nurd n. Someone with objectionable habits or traits;
    an affected person; a “dud”

    Out of …trees adj. Insane; confused

    Out of sight adj. Beyond belief

    Out to lunch adj. Conceited; snobbish

    P.G.A. n. Pure grain alcohol

    Rack n. Body
    v. To sleep

    Rah-rahs n. saddle oxfords

    Rally v. To attend a party; drink; to have a “wild time.”

    Saigon tech n. Vietnam; Vietnam war.

    Suck suds v. To drink beer.
    -Let’s go suck suds.

    Tough adj. Attractive; perfect.

    Turn on. V. To become enlivened, usually for a short period of time.

    Up tight adj. Sophisticated; “cool”

    Uptight adj. Nervous; worried

    Unreal adj. Unbelievable
    -It was an unreal time.

    Whole-hog adj. Enthusiastic

    Zilch n. A nobody

    Zonked adj. Drunk
    -He was really zonked last night.

    The above definitions came from Current Slang, vol II, no 4; vol. III, no. 4; and volume IV, no. 1, 1968-69; Department of English, University of South Dakota.
     
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    I was introduced to the world in 1954, so the word first used in that year is Stratocaster!
     
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    1956 was the year these words were added
    Decaf
    Margarita
    Psychedelic
    Snooze button
    Throw pillows
    Stretch marks
     
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    “Air Guitar”...no wonder I’m so good. :lol:
     
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