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1930s Slang

I’m stepping in for one of my bloggers today in my Hearts on Lonely Mountain Tour.

I absolutely love slang! It’s fun, and each era has it’s own sound. Slang differs from region, country, and decade. I actually collect slang while I’m reading or watching something. It’s one of my favorite topics to research and dig into when switching eras in my writing. Here’s a peek at my notes on the slang from the 1930s:

And how!
Bum’s rush – being tossed out
Come clean – tell the truth
Have kittens – throw a fit
High hat – snob
Hooey – baloney
Hotdog! – Oh, boy!
Go chase yourself – scram
Fella
For crying out loud
Kisser – mouth
Level with me – be honest
Nifty
Sad Sack – depressed
Scram
A scream – hilarious
Sore – angry
Swell
What’s eating you?
You said it!

Secret Code #16: And it’s

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Tour Stops:

Aug. 31:
Becky @ Blossoms and Blessings: Review and Ivory’s Romantic Fiction Recommendations
Anne @ The Naptime Author: Review and Overview of the WPA

Sept. 1:
Amanda @ Amanda Tero Blog: Review and Character Interview: Curt Armstrong

Sept 2:
Nyla @ Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess: Review and More Horseback Librarian Reads
Julie @ Bizwings Blog: Review and Historical Note on the Horseback Librarians

Sept 3:
Tarissa @ In the Bookcase: Review and Common Great Depression Sandwiches

Sept 4:
Hannah: Nook of Grace: Review and Hearts on Lonely Mountain Inspiration Picture
Deana: Texas Book-aholic: Review and Ben’s Love Song to Ivory

Sept 5:
Kaitlyn: Maidens for Modesty: Review and My Inspiration for Ivory

Sept 6:
Debbie: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations: Review and Ivory’s Children’s Book Recommendations

Sept 7:
Tara @ Tower in the Plains: Review and More Great Depression and Appalachian Reads
Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks: Review and Authentic Horseback Librarian Audio Clip

Sept 8:
Vicky @ Vicky Sluiter: Review and Character Interview: Gerrit Callon

Sept 9:
Connie @ Older and Smarter: Review and Interview with a REAL Mobile Librarian from Kentucky
Loretta @ Just Writing: Review and 1930’s Music

Sept 10:
A.M. Heath @ A.M. Heath Blog: 1930’s Slang
Abigail @ Read Review Rejoice: Review and Character Interview: Ivory Bledsoe

Sept 11:
Virginia: Bigreadersite: Review and Character Interview: Ben Thrasher
Karen: Karen Sue Hadley: Review and Common Great Depression Desserts

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