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Agitate the Gravel - To leave (hot-rodders)
Ankle-biter - A child
Antsville - A place full of people
Ape Used with go - to explode or be really mad
Are you writing a book? - You're asking too many questions

Baby - Cute girl, term of address for either sex
Back seat bingo - Necking in a car
Bad news - Depressing person
Bash - Great party
Bent eight - a V-8 engine (hot-rodders)
Big Daddy - An older person
Big tickle - Really funny
Bit - An act
Blast - A good time
Blow off - To defeat in a race (hot-rodders)
Bobbed - Shortened
Boss - Great
Bread - Money
Bug "You bug me" - to bother
Burn rubber - To accelerate hard and fast (hot-rodders)

Cast an eyeball - To look
Cat - A hip person (Beats)
Chariot - Car (Beats)
Cherry - Originally, an unaltered car. Later, anything attractive (hot-rodders, originally)
Chick in skins - Woman in a fur coat
Chrome-plated - Dressed up (hot-rodders, originally)
Circled - Married
Classy chassis - Great body
Cloud 9 - Really happy
Clutched - Rejected
Clyde - Term of address, usually for a normal person (Beats)
Cook, cookin' - Doing it well
Cool - Indefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool it - Relax, settle down
Cooties - Imaginary infestations of the truly un-cool
Cranked - Excited (Beats)
Crazy "Like crazy,man" - Implies an especially good thing
Cream - Originally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
Cruisin' for a bruisin' - Looking for trouble
Cube - A normal person
Cut out - Leave
Cut the gas - Be quiet!

D.D.T. (Drop Dead Twice) - Response: What, and look like you?
Daddy-O - Term of address (Beats)
Deuce - A 1932 Ford (hot-rodders)
Dibs - A claim - as in "got dibs" on that seat
Dig - To understand; to approve
Dolly - Cute girl
Don't have a cow - Don't get so excited
Drag - (hot-rodders) A short car race; (Beats) A bore
Duck Butt or D.A. - Hairstyle of greasers where hair in back is combed to the middle, then with end of comb, make a middle part.

Earthbound - Reliable
Epistle - Letter
Eyeball - Look around

Fake Out - A bad date
Fast - Someone who was sexually active
Fat City - A great thing or place; Happy
Fire Up - Start your engine (hot-rodders)
Flat out - Fast as you can
Flat-top - Men's hairstyle. A crewcut which is flat across the top
Flick - A movie
Flip - To get very excited
Flip-top - A convertible car
Floor it - Push the accelerator to the floor (hot-rodders)
Fracture - To amuse
Fream - Someone who doesn't fit in
Front burner - Current crisis
Frosted - Angry

Germsville - An illness - Buzzed by germsville means put in the hospital
Get Bent! - Disparaging remark as in "drop dead"
Get with it - Understand
Gig - Work, job (Beats)
Ginchiest - Coolest
Go ape - Get very excited
Go for pinks - A drag race where the stakes are the car's pink slip (hot-rodders)
Goof - Someone who makes mistakes
Goopy - Messy
Goose it - Accelerate the car fully (hot-rodders)
Greaser - A guy with tons of grease in his hair, which later came to describe an entire group of people. Yes, John Travolta in Grease.
Grody - Sloppy, messy or dirty

Hang - As in "hang out" which means to do very little
Haul ass - Drive very fast (hot-rodders)
Heat - Police (Beats)
Heels on fire - In a hurry
Hep - With it, cool. Someone who knows the situation.
Hip - Someone who is cool, in the know. Very good.
Hipster - Same as above
Hopped up - A car modified for speed (hot-rodders)
Horn - Telephone
Hottie - A very fast car (hot-rodders)

Illuminations - Good ideas, thoughts
In orbit - In the know
International intrigue dodge - Private eye business
Ivy Leaguer - Pants style. Also any person who attended an Ivy League college

Jacked Up - Car with raised rear end. (hot-rodders)
Jacketed - Going steady
Jelly Roll - Men's hair combed up and forward on both sides, brought together in the middle of the forehead.
Jets - Smarts, brains

Kick - A fun or good thing; Also, a fad
Kill - To really impress
Knuckle sandwich - A fist in the face
Kookie - Nuts, in the nicest possible way

Later, also later, gator - Goodbye. See ya later, alligator. Response: after while crocodile.
Lay a patch - To accelerate so rapidly that you leave a patch of rubber on the road.
Lay on - To give (Beats)
Lighter - A crew cut
Lighting up the tilt sign - Lying
Like crazy; like wow - Really good, better than cool
Long green - Money

Machine - A car (hot-rodders)
Made in the shade - Success guaranteed
Make out - A kissing session
Make the scene - To attend an event or activity
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - From TV Westerns. Usually used to get a storyteller back on track.
Mirror warmer - A piece of pastel fabric (often cashmere) tied around the rear view mirror. A 50s version of the Medieval wearing your lady's colors.
Most - A in "the most" - high praise usually of the opposite sex
Mushroom people - People who come out at night to play

Nerd - Same as now. Bill Gates without the money.
Nest - A hair-do
No sweat - No problem
Nod - Drift off to sleep
Nosebleed - As in hey, nosebleed - hey, stupid. Not a compliment!
Nowhere - Opposite of cool. Nowheresville was a boring, bad place to be. (Beats)
Nuggets - Loose change

Odd ball - Someone a bit off the norm
Off the line - Start of a drag race (hot-rodders)
On the stick - Pulled together. Bright, prepared...

Pad - Home
Paper shaker - Cheerleader or Pom Pom girl
Party pooper - No fun at all
Passion Pit - Drive-in movie theatre
Peepers - Glasses
Pile up Z's - Get some sleep
Pooper - No fun at all
Pop the Clutch - Release the clutch pedal quickly so as to get a fast start
Pound - Beat up
Punch it - Step on the gas (hot-rodders)
Put down - To say bad things about someone

Radioactive - Very popular
Rag Top - A convertible car
Rap - To tattle on someone (Beats)
Rattle your cage - Get upset
Raunchy - Messy or gross in some other way
Razz my berries - Excite or impress me
Real gone - Very much in love. Also unstable. Hmm, there's a difference?
Reds - The Communists
Righto - Okay
Rock - A diamond
Rocket - A car (hot-rodders)
Rod - A car (hot-rodders)
Royal shaft - Badly or unfairly treated

Scream - Go fast
Screamer - A hot rod
Shoot low, they're riding Shetlands - Be careful
Shot down - Failed
Shuck, shuckster - A deceiver, liar or cheat
Sides - Vinyl records
Sing - To tattle or inform on someone (Beats)
Smog in the noggin' - Memory loss
Sounds - Music
Souped up - A car modified to go fast
Spaz - Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz.
Split - Leave
Square - A regular, normal person. A conformist.
Stable the horses - Park the cars
Stack up - To wreck a car (hotrodder)
Stacked - A woman with large er, ah...you know, well endowed.
Submarine races - While waiting for the submarines to race, which might take quite awhile :>) couples found creative ways of killing the time.
Subterranean - A hipster. Used by both Ginsberg and Kerouac. (Beats)

Tank - A large sedan (usually driven by parents)
Tear ass - Drive (or go) very fast
That's close - Something wrong or not true
Think Fast - Usually said right before someone threw something at you
Threads - Clothes
Tight - Good friends
Total - To completely destroy, most often in reference to a car

Unreal - Exceptional

Wail - Go fast
Washington - A dollar
Wazoo - Your rear end
Weed - A cigarette
Wet rag - Someone who's just no fun
What's buzzin, cuzzin - What's new?
What's you tale, nightingale - What's the story?
Wheelie - Left the car's front wheels off the ground by rapid acceleration
Word from the bird - The truth (Beats)
Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work you can always hit them with it.

"Я построю свой лунапарк - с блэкджеком и шлюхами!" Copyright Бендер
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про weed = cigarette это что-то загонялвово :) трава она и в 50е трава :)
Сообщение Вс Июн 11, 2006 7:25 pm
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