I’m Bringing Vintage Slang Back. Those Modern Words Don’t know How to Act.

Listen, if our society needs anything right now, it’s these words returned to our vocabulary. Are you with me? Let’s make it happen.

I shared this tale in Don’t be a Florence and Other Vintage Dating Advice that Should be Used Today. This is how proper gals act out on the town.

ICYMI – Here’s the completely-made-up-except-for-the-true-parts, story

My friend here in pink, she’s the Real McCoy, I tell ya. I’m the jane in black, showing my gams. Some take me for a moll, and I think that’s the bee’s knees.

We hit this juice joint, and it was the cat’s meow. There we sat, upright and pretty in case some bo was watching. Yea, we’re a couple of hoofers, but no one knew it. We sipped our giggle water, a tad too much for proper gals, and enjoyed all that jazz!

We tried to not be a Florence, with our eager eyes, but we hoped to run into a sheik or a flyboy. We met a couple of cake-eaters all right. We plopped right down on their laps and gave them our full attention. Naturally, we over thirty dames are desperate to land a man.

We sure were a hotsy-totsy couple of owls, alright. My friend wants to visit that gin-mill again. And how!

Check out these 1920s slang definitions:

For more dating tips and advice, visit Dating Rules for Women in the Apocalypse and 10 Dating Tips from Her to Him!

  • Real McCoy – The genuine article
  • Jane: A woman
  • Gams: A woman’s legs
  • Moll: Mobster’s Girlfriend
  • Bee’s knees: An extraordinary person, thing, or idea
  • Juice Joint – a speakeasy
  • Cat’s meow: Something splendid or stylish
  • Bo: Pal, buster, fellow
  • Hoofer: Dancer
  • Giggle water: Liquor
  • Sheik: A man with sex appeal
  • Fly boy – a glamorous term for an aviator
  • Cake-eater: A ladies’ man
  • Dame: Woman
  • Hotsy-totsy: Pleasing
  • Owl – a person who’s out late
  • Gin mill: Bar
  • And How – I strongly agree!

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