Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Forgotten Slang of the 1920's

"You’ve got moxie, kid. Unfortunately you’ve also got TB and polio, so beat it."

"Well, if that isn’t the cat’s pajamas! And look on the bathroom sink--the dog’s toothbrush!"

"That dame’s got gams all the way up to her eyeballs, which is disturbing for far more than just aesthetic reasons."

"You’re not just the bee’s knees, old boy. You’re the dung beetle’s thorax!"

"Spy the palooka egg in the breezer? That cake-eaters’s nothing but a rummy rube four-flusher lollygagger on a toot with a tight tomato smarty who…what the fuck am I talking about?!?"


yellojkt said...

Twenty-three skidoo and your zoot suit too!

D.B. Echo said...

Beat me daddy, eight to the bar!

I wish Coolidge were around so I could stay cool.

D.B. Echo said...

Keep. Keep cool, I mean.

Jym said...

=v= Ann Landers was using all of these phrases, and giving Mr. Hotpants the deep six, right up to her death in 2002.