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Can you please write a story for me using some 1920's slang?people living in the 1920's...

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deadrising | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 23, 2010 at 8:23 AM via web

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Can you please write a story for me using some 1920's slang?

people living in the 1920's spoke differently than we do today, write a story using just 10 words from twenties word.

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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted March 26, 2010 at 3:10 AM (Answer #1)

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Instead writing a story I will give you a list of 1920s slang and examples of how it was used.

  • Bee's Knees-a great person
  • Baby-sweatheart
  • Bank's closed-no kissing
  • Attaboy-well done
  • Bell Bottom-sailor
  • Caper-a criminal act
  • Bull-cop
  • Cat's meow-something great
  • Chassis-female body
  • Deb-a debutant
  • Dogs-feet
  • Dolled up-dressed up
  • Dry up-shut up
  • Earful-enough

Two sentence examples are: 

  1. The bell bottom was all dolled up because of the Deb he thought was the bee's knees. 
  2. He got an earful from the bull who told him to dry up.


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