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26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using
Plenty of phrases from the first self-described hipster generation have lasted into modern conversation: people still get bent out of shape, annoying people bug us and muscular guys are still built, just to scan the b-words. Here are 26 words and phrases that don't get much use today, but are worth sneaking into conversation. 1. A shape in a drape A well-dressed person. "Usually she just wears jeans, but she sure is a shape in a drape in that dress." 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. These were collected from Straight From the Fridge, Dad: A Dictionary of Hipster Slang by Max Décharné and A Historical Dictionary of American Slang. 38 Wonderful Foreign Words With No English Equivalent * 13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using * The Surprisingly Dirty Etymology of 9 Everyday Words * 26 Things You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

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"Interviewing Your Brains" ring very true for me. I'm going to have to work that one into my lingo. How about you? by featherking Feb 3

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