MAyLaNG21 (maylang21) wrote,
MAyLaNG21
maylang21

Going back to History

My homework assigned in English was to research on the 1950's and it is indeed something interesting to learn about. Shows like I LOVE LUCY, TWILIGHT ZONE, DEGRASSI, GREASE, and GUNSMOKE were some of the popular shows at this time. It reminds me of the costume I wore for 6th grade- sock hop poodle skirt jukebox. Anyway I hope I get a good score on this mini project. Here are words that were the 1950's talk:
Actor  =  Show-off 
Agitate the Gravel =  To leave
Are you writing a book? = You're asking too many questions 
Baby = Cute girl,  
Back seat bingo = Necking in a car 
Bad news = Depressing person 
Big Daddy =  An older person 
Big tickle =  Really funny 
Bit =  An act 
Blast = A good time  
Boss = Great 
Bread = Money 
Circled = Married 
Classy chassis = Great body
Cloud 9 = Really happy 
Clutched = Rejected 
Cook, cookin' = Doing it well 
Cool it = Relax, settle down 
Cooties = Imaginary infestations of the truly un-cool 
Cranked = Excited (Beats) 
Crazy =  "Like crazy,man" Implies an especially good thing 
Cruisin' for a bruisin' = Looking for trouble 
Cube = A normal person 
Cut the gas = Be quiet! 
Cut out = Leave
Dig = To understand; to approve 
Dolly = Cute girl 
Don't have a cow = Don't get so excited 
Earthbound = Reliable 
Epistle =  Letter 
Eyeball  = Look around                              
Fake Out  = A bad date 
Fast =  Someone who was sexually active 
Fat City = A great thing or place; Happy 
Flat out = Fast as you can 
Flick = A movie 
Flip= To get very excited 
Floor it = Push the accelerator to the floor 
Fracture = To amuse 
Fream = Someone who doesn't fit in 
Frosted = Angry 
Get Bent! = Disparaging remark as in "drop dead" 
Get with it = Understand 
Gig = Work, job 
Go ape =Get very excited 
Goof = Someone who makes mistakes 
Goopy = Messy 
Greaser = A guy with tons of grease in his hair 
Grody = Sloppy, messy or dirty 
Hang  =   As in "hang out" which means to do very little 
Haul a**  = Drive very fast 
Heat  = Police 
Hip =  Someone who is cool
Horn   =   Telephone 
Illuminations =  Good ideas, thoughts 
Jacketed=  Going steady. 
Jets =  Smarts, brains 
Kick =   A fun or good thing; Also, a fad 
Kill = To really impress 
Knuckle sandwich  =   A fist in the face 
Kookie =  Nuts, in the nicest possible was
Made in the shade  =   Success guaranteed 
Make out   =  A kissing session 
Make the scene= To attend an event or activity 
Nerd  = Same as now. Bill Gates without the money. 
Nod =   Drift off to sleep 
No sweat = No problem 
Nuggets=  Loose change 
Odd ball=   Someone a bit off the norm 
On the stick  =   Pulled together. Bright, prepared... 
Pad   = Home 
Paper shaker  =  Cheerleader or Pom Pom girl 
Party pooper   =    No fun at all 
Passion Pit  =  Drive-in movie theatre 
Peepers       =   Glasses 
Pile up Z's  =   Get some sleep 
Pound    =     Beat up                              
Radioactive   =  Very popular 
Rattle your cage  = Get upset 
Raunchy    =      Messy or gross in some other way 
Razz my berries    =      Excite or impress me 
Real gone    =      Very much in love. Also unstable. Hmm, there's a difference? 
Rock   =   A diamond 
Scream  =    Go fast 
Shoot low = Be careful 
Shot down  =   Failed 
Sing = To tattle or inform on someone 
Sounds =    Music 
Spaz=  Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz. 
Split  = Leave 
Stacked=   A woman with large er, ah...you know, well endowed. 
Stack up  =To wreck a car 
Think Fast  = Usually said right before someone threw something at you 
Threads  = Clothes 
Tight=   Good friends 
Unrea= Exceptional 
Wail  =Go fast 
Wazoo = Your rear end 
Weed = A cigarette 
Wet rag  =  Someone who's just no fun 
Word from the bird= The truth 
What's buzzin, cuzzin  =  What's new? 

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