What is a slang word for feet?
Dogs, as a slang word for feet, is in question. One member asked that the question be referenced. I can only do so through personal experience. As a 73-year-old woman, I heard the term used often in my yonger days. Always, as I recollect, the term dogs was used to express how your feet felt after a long day of shopping. For example: "Whew, my dogs are barking!" I was around when pointed toe shoes made their appearance in the 50s...
How did moniker get its name?
The famous American author, Damon Runyon, wrote about New York's Broadway and underworld characters in his many stories about life in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. His characters had interesting nicknames or monikers, like Benny the Dip, and Harry the Horse. My guess is that it is a slang combination of the word " monogram " and " marker " or gambler's IOU. Perhaps, the word was coined by Runyon himself. ...
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang, Vintage Slang
Is dadeo slang for something?
Here is what the Urban Dictionary says about it: daddio '50s version of what dude is now. Today it is barely known and lies almost completely forgotten amongst all the other odd words thought up, used and then thrown away and only used by weird people that can't let go. Daddio is a form of the word "Daddy". ...
Asked in Actors & Actresses
What actors and actresses appeared in Billyboy - 2008?
The cast of Billyboy - 2008 includes: Rachel Andrews as Emmy Robbie Andrews as William Melina Baker as Rosie Nick Balenovic as 1943 Funeral Mourner Tom Bolton as John Ce Ce Cunningham as 1943 Funeral Mourner Jason Colina as Doctor Philip Contardo as Terry Wilson Amanda Cutts as 50s Malt Shop Patron Linda Czaplicki as 50s Malt Shop Patron Kathy Czaplicki as 50s Malt Shop Patron Tyler DeBrusk as 50s Malt Shop Patron Nigel DeBrusk as 50s Malt Shop Patron Elizabeth Deren...
Asked in Bananas and Plantains
What does you are totes bananas mean?
It seems to be Australian slang, and from the context it must mean something like "coolest of the cool" or something so rare that it's very special. The same thing as "cat's pajamas" and "bee's knees" used to mean in the 50s. ...
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What does the slang word stag and drag?
-- Stag vs. Drag. It's what you say about going to an event or a party. I'm going "stag" (alone). or, I'm going "drag" (with a date). -- In the late 50s and early 60s in my high school, over the PA, they would announce a dance on Friday night and say: "Admission is 50 cents Stag, and 75 cents, Drag." Yes -- dances were cheap in the 50s... but so was everything else. -- I am guessing that "stag" comes from...