Hi there, guys and dolls! This week, yours truly took some time to stroll among the natives and listened to various floating confabs. It gave me the illumination to send all you hipsters in orbit of some lost words and phrases from my golden time. So why don’t you cut the gas and see if there’s some lingo here that might help you become as much of a paper shaker for the 50’s as I am. By the way, the bolded words are listed below with definitions following.
Now I’m not lighting up the tilt sign when I say that nothing razzes my berries more than a good word jam with really ginchy mushroom people. It really clears the smog in my noggin and gives me a big tickle. That, and finding a tall, dark and handsome to play a little back seat bingo while watching the submarine races, but you should know by now that’s none of your beeswax;-)!
Are your writing a book? — you’re asking too many questions
Back seat bingo — a bit of the kissy-kissy going on
Big Tickle — a good laugh
Cut the gas — don’t talk, just listen
Ginchy — cool
Illumination — bright idea
In orbit — in the know
Lighting up the tilt sign — telling a lie
Mushroom people — night owls
Paper shaker — cheerleader
Razzes my berries — getting excited about something
Smog in my noggin — the stupid cloud in your head
Watching the submarine races — parking at a scenic lookout and doing what seems to be the most appropriate 😉
Why not throw around some of your new-found vocabulary into your everyday conversations for a giggle?