1960’s Slang Words

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Josie Lawson… Wow!I love that. Will keep a copy. Back in the 80s/90s I had a penguin book of slang which I used for my writing and a phrase and fable book but really thought my writing had gone but it’s back along with a pep talk from Alan when he very kindly visited me in hospital. I really want to try and get back to short story writing along with a hopeful novel along with my favourite poetry being a poet. I have an electronic dictionary/ENCYCLOPEDIa and wish could get the other mentioned electronically also.
Thanks Alan for posting….

Terry Huggins… I think this is more American than English.

Jan Warren… Yeah Terry, I know a lot of it comes from Americanisms, has done for years! Love these too, remember them well and I’m sure there’s many more?! – funny how I hate the so called “slang words” used today??!! – especially “hub” and “station” as used for Nurses and School classes, fridges, prams etc ……. also “sick” “soz” ……… Ohhhh, there’s so many, am I getting old or something??!! haha

Tony Davis… Groovy man

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Oh Lordy…I still use some of the above!! Although boob tube was something completely different to me!!

Tony Davis… Me too. Usually a sparkly elasticated piece of ladies apparel

Terry Huggins… To me a blast was a toke on a joint, a boob tube was a type of woman’s top, Cuties was a word Frank Zappa and no one else ever used, Fox was a little wild dog that conservatives enjoy torturing and killing, Giimme some skin is completely new, Groovy and outa sight were soppy words that Americans and arty people used, hang loose meant dangle, rat fink was a childish expression that popped up in batman comics, bugs were Volkswagens, snowing down south is another new one, and we used to say unstuck rather than unglued.

 

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