Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Retro-Wednesday.....



Hi Everybody...
I thought I'd change Retro-Wednesday up a bit today.
I'm sure you are tired of seeing pics of my jun...er Treasures anyway.
I'm gonna list some words in alphabetical order, that you may or may NOT recognize. You may remember a Grandparent saying some of these, and some words are still somewhat in use today....Enjoy!
This is 1/2 the list, the rest will be posted next Wednesday...

Abes Cabe...A Five-dollar bill.
Ace...A One-dollar bill.
Ankle...To walk. I.E. "Lets ankle"!
Baby Grand...A portly fellow.
Banks Closed...No kissing or making out..."Sorry Mac, banks closed"!
Beeswax...Business..."None of your beeswax"!
Cake Eater...A lady's man...hehehehe
Consumption...Tuberculosis
Coffin Nail...Cigarette
Dew Dropper...A guy that unemployed, and sleeps all day.
Dogs...Feet
Edge...Drunk or a buzz..I.E. "I got an edge".
Ethel...An effeminate man.
Face Stretcher...An old women trying to look young.
Fag...A Cigarette
Fire Extinguisher...A Chaperone.
Futz...A euphemism for fuck
Gams...Legs
Gasper...A cigarette or a smoker!
Gay...Happy and lively!!
Handcuff...Engagement Ring.
Heebie Jeebies...The shakes.
Hayburner...A gas guzzler.
Indian Hop...Marijuana
Insured...Engaged
Ish Kabibble...Yiddish for "I should worry".
Jeepers Creepers...A euphemism for Jesus Christ.
Jitney...A car employed as a private cab or bus.
Juice Joint...A bar
Kill Joy...A solemn person.
Keen...Appealing
Lunger...A person with TB...(Like Doc Holiday)
Lollygagger...(1) A make out artist. (2) An Idle person.
Manacle...A wedding ring.
Milquetoast...A timid person. (From the comic book character Casper Milquetoast, a very henpecked husband)
Munitions...Face Powder.

There you are, I'm sure you still use some of these words don't you?
If Not....Futz Off!!!
Peace...!!!

18 comments:

Serena said...

Seriously?! The majority of those I've never heard before. How weird is that?:)

Mona said...

I have only heard Fag and Consumption

pheromone girl said...

I knew every single one except Ish Kabibble. Gosh, I'm old...!

lime said...

beeswax, consumption, coffin nail, dogs, fags, futz, gams, heebie jeebies, ish kabibble, jeepers creepers, kill joy, keen, lolly gagger, milquetoast....i've used them all

Tall Karen said...

So...if you get insured...you have to be handcuffed and then manacled? We could start our own little secret code here...
Signed, Keen Cake Eater Face Stretcher :o

Shadow said...

well this was mighty interesting reading. and damn, yes, i do know a few. but will not admit to it again. ever!

the walking man said...

Dang nab it! I knew most ever word on the list and every word on the list in the picture.

buffalodick said...

Some I got, some I didn't... It made me think of ones I could add....

Lou said...

Beeswax ain't retro..I say it all the time!

Patrick said...

I might've remembered these, but the memory isn't as sharp nowadays. Oh well, back to my lolygagging.

S said...

She smoked too much Indian hop and dies of consumption!

Hilarious!

You know, you oughta start up a museum.

Mr Know it all's Museum of Americana and factoids!

Cat said...

ROFL!!!!

"Handcuff...Engagement Ring"...

*falls over*

Prayer Girl said...

I'm not telling how many of these I know or don't know - it will surely give away my age :)

As if I cared.....

PG

Fireblossom said...

When I was little, my father used to call me Ish Kabibble. Until this moment I never knew what it meant.

G-Man said...

Sherry...?
Thats cause you are too young to remember!

Monique... Good! You don't need to know some of these.

Rachel...Puh-Leese!!

Trini...Thats cause you're from Pennsylvania!

Karen...?
(I knew what you meant)

Shadow Dancing...You may use ANY of these words in one of your classic musings.

Well Mark...I'll keep quiet!

Buff...Oh I know you can always add pleanty..hehehehe

Lou...We ain't talkin about the Health Food store...:-)

Thank You Patrick...No Dewdroppin!!

Thank You Susie Cue...Maybe I will!

Cat...hehehe

PG...You are as young as you feel :-)

Shay...Ish Kabibble was also a singer in a Big Band led by the immortal Kay Kayser!!

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