Welcome to Day Five of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S SPOTLIGHT Author Blog Tour.
I’m excited to welcome March SPOTLIGHT Author, Flossie Benton Rogers! This former library director and teacher is a mystic adventurer and coffee aficionado, known for conjuring the magic in romance.
Slang of the Roaring 20s
In “Mind Your Goddess” the heroine Epona gets yanked out of the fae realm and plopped into the human earth world of the Roaring 20s, an era of speakeasies, flappers, and prohibition. Here is a smattering of popular slang from that fascinating period. Some of the colorful language is still in use today.
Bee’s knees or cat’s meow or snake’s hips: wonderful
Daddy: a younger woman’s wealthy boyfriend
Dead soldier: empty booze bottle
Doll: pretty woman
Double cross: to cheat or deceive
Dough or jack or kale or scratch: money
Flapper: a trendy, non-traditional, independent minded young woman
Gin mill: a cheap speakeasy
Gold-digger: a woman who chases a man for his money
Heebie-jeebies or screaming meemies: the shakes
Hootch or hooch: liquor
Java or joe: coffee
Sap: a fool
Speakeasy: a bar selling illegal liquor
Tomato: a sexy woman
Whoopee: wild fun