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.

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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

Crush: infatuation

Daddy: a younger woman’s wealthy boyfriend

Dead soldier: empty booze bottle

Dogs: feet

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

Sources: http:home.earthlink.net/~dlarkins/slang-pg.htm


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Educator, Author, Blogger, and supporter of Independent Writers. One mystery novel, The Neon Houses, http://amzn.to/2kSqdPX. Find me on Twitter @boom_lyn.

39 thoughts on “RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB “SPOTLIGHTS” Author, Flossie Benton Rogers

  1. Congratulations, Flossie! Wishing you a fabulous month in the Spotlight. 🙂
    This is such a fun post. I’m familiar with a few sayings, but others are newbies to me. Some gems in here for sure.
    Thanks for hosting, Linda, and for the warm welcome, as always.
    Cheers to you both! 🙂

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  2. I love old words from a bygone era. Language informs our thoughts and the language of an era reflects its spirit. Thank you for sharing all of these great terms – MikeL

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  3. Thanks for sharing the slang, Flossie. I learned so much of it while writing Jazz Baby. It’s a fascinating history lesson.

    Thanks for hosting, Linda. You are always amazing in your support of other authors.

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  4. I’ve always been fascinated by the Roaring 20’s. The fashion, the music, the people… Thanks so much for sharing with us, Flossie. And thank you, Linda, for being such an awesome host!! 😉

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  5. I loved your 20s slang. I have heard of most of it excerpt dead soldier. Bees knees has always cracked me up for some reason. I’m enjoying your spotlight tour.

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  6. Congrats to Flossie on her spotlight tour. I’ve read Mind Your Goddess and her entire Wytchfae Series. She’s a talented author who tells fascinating stories. Lovely to see her here today!

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