Slang of the 1920s

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Slang of the 1920s
Using the following websites (http://home.earthlink.net/~dlarkins/slang-pg.htm and
http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm) complete the chart below. Define the twenty terms
given and then find another twenty terms from the time period (avoiding the racist terms) and
state their definition.
Term
Definition
Term
Definition
Applesauce
Bank’s Closed
Bee’s Knees
Caper
Copacetic
Dead Soldier
Dolled Up
Drugstore Cowboy
Flapper
Giggle Water
Gatecrasher
Hip to the Jive
Hooch
Ossified
Real McCoy
Sheik
Speakeasy
Struggle Buggy
Swanky
Upchuck
Now that you have a list of slang terms used in the twenties, you are to work in groups of two or
three to create a story with dialogue that uses the slang terms from the 1920s. You must
properly use at least 20 different slang terms in your story, incorporate dialogue, and make sure
that the story flows nicely. After creating a story, it will be presented to the rest of the class. .
Each of the slang terms is to be underlined.
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