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1920's Slang

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Amanda Yokingco

on 2 December 2013

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In the 1920s, a new youth culture developed for the first time in America. These teens separated themselves from the older generation by their new clothes, hairstyles, music, dancing, and speech. Many new words and phrases became popular among them, and a whole new language was born. From then on, every generation would have "their" slang terms, which would distinguish them against other groups.
The youth of the 1920's were the first that were inspired by mass media. Radio, movies and a growing number of magazines were the main inspirations of this new "language". Answers Famous Phrases and Words from the 1920's that are still used today 1920's Slang in ACTION Applying What You've Learned - 1920's Skit Here are few of the many words we still use today that have been influenced by the 1920's:
Attaboy!: well done!; also, Attagirl!
Baby: sweetheart
Baloney: Nonsense!
Beat it: scram, get lost.
Big cheese: the most important or influential person; boss, same as big shot.
Blind Date: going out with someone you do not know
Crush: an infatuation
For crying out loud!: same usage as today
Frame: to give false evidence, to set up someone.
Gold-digger: a woman who pursues men for their money.
Hood: hoodlum
John: a toilet
Killjoy: a solemn person
Pipe down: stop talking
Real McCoy: a genuine item
Regular: normal, typical, average
Upchuck: to vomit The movies from the 1920's are mainly silent films, so here's a video clip (found on the internet) containing 1920's slang. In the groups that you were sorted into, make a 1 minute skit using 1920's slang.

Groups will be judged on:
Content: How many slang words did you use? Did you use too little? Did you use too much? Did you use just the right amount?
Quality: Did it make sense?
Humor: Was it interesting? Was it funny?
Creativity: Was it original? Was it different? What is "1920's Slang"? The Cat's Meow - Slang of the 1920's By: Amanda and Catherine 1920's Fashion History 1920's Slang are...informal words in vocabulary and idioms that are characteristically more metaphorical, playful, elliptical, vivid, and ephemeral than ordinary language used in the 1920's. 1920's Hairstyles 1920's Music 1920's Dancing 1920's Slang
"Aw, applesauce!" = "I'm flattered"
"What's eating you?"="What's wrong?"
"I have to go see a man about a dog" = "I have to leave/go now'
"Oh yeah!"="I doubt it!"
"Mind your potatoes" = "Mind your own business"
"Hey, would you like to come over for some noodle juice?" = "Hey, would you like to come over for some tea?"
"You slay me!" = "That's funny!"
"That's swell" = "That's great!"
"Everything is Jake" = "Everything is okay"
"Let's ankle!" = "Let's walk"
"Hot Dawg!" = "That's great!" balled up = confused
ducky = very good
earful = enough
spiffy = an elegant appearance
tomato = a female
egg = a person who lives a big life
Dumb Dora: an absolute idiot
high hat = snob
line = false story
palooka = an outsider
oodles = a lot
whoopee = to have a good time
screwy: crazy; "You're screwy!" "Aw, applesauce!" = "I'm flattered"
"What's eating you?"="What's wrong?"
"I have to go see a man about a dog" = "I have to leave/go now'
"Oh yeah!"="I doubt it!"
"Mind your potatoes" = "Mind your own business"
"Hey, would you like to come over for some noodle juice?" = "Hey, would you like to come over for some tea?"
"You slay me!" = "That's funny!"
"That's swell" = "That's great!"
"Everything is Jake" = "Everything is okay"
"Let's ankle!" = "Let's walk"
"Hot Dawg!" = "That's great!"
balled up = confused
ducky = very good
earful = enough
spiffy = an elegant appearance
tomato = a female
egg = a person who lives a big life
Dumb Dora: an absolute idiot
high hat = snob
line = false story
palooka = an outsider
oodles = a lot
whoopee = to have a good time
screwy: crazy; "You're screwy!" Words You Can Use And any others you heard during this presentation. Content Quality Humor Creativity Green Team Pink Team Blue Team Orange Team Total /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /25 /100 /100 /100 /100 Trivia Time! Thank You For Listening and Participating! What does "Dumb Dora" mean? Give the definition of a "tomato". What is a word that we still use today that has been influenced by the 1920's? How many batman's were there in this presentation? What was the generation that slang was most popular to? How did they seperate themselves from the older generation? What were the main inspirations of 1920's slang? What does "Oh yeah!" mean? Green group:
~ Ms. Wong
~ Rebecca
~ Nathan
~ Luke

Orange group:
~ Krystal
~ Loretta
~ Joshua
~ Gaston

Pink group:
~ Aleeya
~ Madison
~ Tristan
~ Lucain

Blue group:
~ Alyssa
~ Trisha
~ Hayley
~ Katie Groups What famous cartoon character says "Hot Dog!" ?
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