MAyLaNG21 (maylang21) wrote,

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, 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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