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« on: October 19, 2012, 11:12:01 PM »

How to Sound Like the Bee's Knees: A Dictionary of 1920s Slang

http://news.yahoo.com/sound-bees-knees-dictionary-1920s-slang-203421465.html 
Prohibition be damned, words were just better in the 1920s. There's a fascinating piece today in the New York Times from Edward Rothstein about the new prohibition exhibition at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center that's well worth a read if you're interested in things booze and 1920s, and of course about that truly weird little legal time in our country's history. But of extra-special interest to me in this article was the following note about the exhibit: 

http://news.yahoo.com/sound-bees-knees-dictionary-1920s-slang-203421465.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 12:15:51 PM »

Cool article....and I was suprised to realize that I knew some of these already. Smile
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 06:42:40 AM »

The cat's meow!
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 06:49:20 AM »

s**t-in the back country of Michigan,the farmers used lotsa these terms-heck-I use phonus balonus-learned it from Bugs Bunny,I think,
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 12:14:04 PM »

Heh heh.  "Zozzled."   I'm saving that one.  TeddyR

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 05:10:59 AM »

This thread is the kipper's knickers.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 06:51:57 AM »

No words for underpants back then? *SOB*  Bluesad Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 02:43:19 PM »

No words for underpants back then? *SOB*  Bluesad Wink

Maybe "Bloomers".
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