The Roaring Twenties were an amazing time in American history.
While most of my taste for movies, music,, etc.. falls into the 1970s there is no denying the impact of the 1960s. But what about everyday life for the regular people? Maybe your grandparents or parents lived then, what were their lives like? What did they do for fun? What did they wear? Most importantly, how did they talk? I mean that’s what you’re here for right? Right. Let’s get to it then…
All Show and No Go– Pretty car, nice wheels but doesn’t run.
Submarine Races – Parking next to a water shore to wait for the submarine races to which of course was only an excuse to park and make out.
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch – It was used to get the storyteller back on track to the story he was telling. In other words, get to the point. It was meant to keep it short. Phrase came from serial westerns
Gumball Machine – the old fashion lights on a police cruiser
Church Key – Before pop top cans, there were openers that were designed to puncture the beer can drink from it
Brody or Brody Out – To skid half a circle with your brakes locked up
Birth Control Seats – Referred to cars with bucket seats
Flip flops – thongs
Hodad – a person who does not surf
Hawk – a supporter of war
Jelly Roll – hero