Say, are You Writing a Book or Something?

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?


Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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