Hiya, Bazooka dee! What's the blow? Okay, those are actually made-up slang words that mean nothing to those in this decade or the 1920s. But if you want to learn actual slang of flappers and bootleggers, you've come to the right quiz.
Kinda like, "nuts!"
But you might also need clams to buy clams.
The green stuff, ya know?
Probably not at the same time, but "embalmer" was slang for a bootlegger.
Lookin' spiffy might require a bunch of cabbage.
Next time you have to give someone approval, tell 'em they're ducky.
Oh, my poor dogs ache.
What a beautiful tomato, said no one.
Hopefully you're sweet on somebody if you're stuck on them, too.
It seems nicer than telling someone they're an idiot.
There's no end to the slang for alcohol in the 1920s.
If you traveled back to the 1920s and called a silly woman a bimbo, it would be very confusing.
Weirdly, it's based on a comic strip about a guy who was a good boxer.
The phrase even became a title of a W.C. Fields film.
I like hoochie mama better, but nobody asked.
Caspar Milquetoast was a timid, bland guy.
Being on a toot sounds way more fun that being on a bender.
But also: please don't eat old mayonnaise.
Put those cheaters on to read the fine print.
Jake is a-okay.
The bee's knees, the eel's ankles -- nobody really knows how they became slang for cool and stylish.
I bet if you yelled out "gobbadoo," everyone would know you were saying "malarkey!" though.
It means "you're on the right track."
It later meant "make it simple to understand."
Named after a Rudolph Valentino character.
The origins of the term aren't clear, but tip your hat if someone calls you a Darb.
Possibly a form of a similar-sounding swear word.
Much like "having a cow," perhaps.
Much more fun than saying you're going to a bar.
Zozzled just SOUNDS drunk, does it not?