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Ab-so-lute-ly ~ affirmative

All Wet ~ describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet."

And How ~ I strongly agree!

Applesauce ~ an expletive same as horsefeathers, as in "Ah applesauce!"

Attaboy/Attagirl ~ well done!

Baby ~ sweetheart. Also denotes something of high value or respect.

Balled Up ~ confused, messed up

Baloney ~ nonsense!

Bank's Closed ~ no kissing or making out , i.e.  "Sorry, Mac, the bank's closed."

Bearcat ~ a hot-blooded or fiery girl

Beat it ~ scam or get lost

Beat one's gums ~ idle chatter


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Bee's Knees ~ an extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate

Beef ~ a complaint or to complain

Beeswax ~ business, i.e. "None of your beeswax."

Bell bottom ~ a sailor

Berries ~ that which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, as in "It's the berries."

Bible Belt ~ area in the South and Midwest where Fundamentalism flourishes

Big Cheese ~ the most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot.

Big six ~ a strong man; from auto advertising, for the new and powerful; six cylinder engines

Bimbo ~ a tough guy

Bird ~ general term for a man or woman, sometimes meaning "odd," i.e. "What a funny old bird."

Blind Date ~ going out with someone you do not know

Bluenose ~ an excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse."

Bootleg ~ illegal liquor

Breezer ~ an convertible car

Bronx Cheer ~ a loud spluttering noise, used to indicate disapproval. Same as raspberry.

Bull ~ (1) a policeman or law-enforcement officer including FBI
(2) nonsense
(3) to chat idly, to exaggerate

Bull Session ~ male talkfest, gossip, stories of sexual exploits

Bum's rush ~ ejection by force from an establishment

Bump Off ~ to murder; to kill

Butt me ~ I'll take a cigarette

Caper ~ a criminal act or robbery

Carry a Torch ~ to have a crush on someone

Cash ~ a kiss

Cash or check? ~ Do you kiss now or later?

Cat's Meow ~ something splendid or stylish; the best or greatest, wonderful. Similar to bee's knees.

Cat's Pajamas ~ same as cat's meow

Chassis ~ the female body

Cheaters ~ eyeglasses

Check ~ kiss me later

Ciggy ~ cigarette

Clam ~ a dollar

Copacetic ~ wonderful, fine, all right

Crush ~ an infatuation

Daddy ~ a young woman's boyfriend or lover, especially if he's rich

Dame ~ a female

Dapper ~ a Flapper's dad

Darb ~ an excellent person or thing (as in "the Darb" ~ a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check)

Dead soldier ~ an empty bear bottle

Deb ~ an debutant

Dick ~ a private investigator

Dogs ~ feet

Doll ~ an attractive woman

Dolled up ~ dressed up

Don't know from nothing ~ don't have any information

Don't take any wooden nickels ~ don't do anything stupid

Double-cross ~ to cheat, stab in the back

Dough ~ money

Drugstore Cowboy ~ a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls

Dry up ~ shut up, get lost

Ducky ~ very good

Dumb Dora ~ a stupid female

Earful ~ enough

Edge ~ intoxication, a buzz. i.e. "I've got an edge."

Egg ~ a person who lives the big life

Fall Guy ~ victim of a frame

Fire extinguisher ~ a chaperone

Fish ~ (1) a college freshman
(2) a first timer in prison

Flat Tire ~ a dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as drag, oilcan, pickle, pill, or rag.

Flivver ~ a Model T; after 1928, could mean any old broken down car

Flapper ~ a stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts & shorter hair

Fly boy ~ a glamorous term for an aviator

Frame ~ to give false evidence, to set up someone

Gams ~ a woman's legs

Get a wiggle on ~ get a move on, get going

Giggle Water ~ an intoxicating beverage; alcohol

Gin Mill ~ an establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar

Glad rags ~ "going out on the town" clothes

Gold Digger ~ a woman who associates with or marries a man for his wealth

Goofy ~ in love

Hair of the Dog ~ a shot of alcohol

Handcuff ~ an engagement ring

Hard Boiled ~ a tough, strong guy

Hayburner ~ (1) a gas guzzling car
(2) a horse one loses money on

Heebie-Jeebies ~ the jitters

High-Hat ~ to snub

Hit on all sixes ~ to perform 100 per cent; as "hitting on all six cyclinders"

Hooch ~ bootleg liquor

Hood ~ hoodlum

Hoofer ~ dancer

Horsefeathers ~ an expletive; same usage as applesauce

Hotsy-Totsy ~ pleasing


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It ~ sex appeal

Iron ~ a motorcycle

Jack ~ money

Jake ~ OK; as in, "Everything is Jake."

Jalopy ~ old car

Jane ~ any female

Java ~ coffee

Jitney ~ a car employed as a private bus. Fare was usually five cents; also called a "nickel".

Joe ~ coffee

John ~ a toilet

Juice Joint ~ a speakeasy

Joint ~ a club/establishment, usually selling alcohol

Keen ~ attractive or appealing

Kisser ~ mouth

Left holding the bag ~ (1) to be cheated out of one's fair share
(2) to be blamed for something

Level with me ~ be honest

Line ~ insincere flattery

Live wire ~ a lively person

Middle Aisle ~ to marry

Mrs. Grundy ~ a priggish or extremely tight-laced person

Moll ~ a gangster's girl

Neck ~ kissing with passion

Nifty ~ great, excellent

"Now you're on the trolley!" ~ Now you've got it, now you're right!

Nobody Home ~ describes someone who is dumb

On the lam ~ fleeing from police

On the level ~ legitimate, honest

On the up and up ~ on the level

Orchid ~ an expensive item

Ossified ~ a drunk person

Owl ~ a person who's out late

Palooka ~ (1) a below-average or average boxer
(2) a social outsider, from the comic strip character Joe Palooka

Pet ~ same as neck, but more so

Piker ~ (1) a cheapskate
(2) a coward

Pill ~ (1) a teacher
(2) an unlikable person

Pinch ~ to arrest

Pipe down ~ stop talking

Pushover ~ a person easily convinced or seduced

Putting on the Ritz ~ after the Ritz hotel in Paris; doing something in high style


Quayside Gallery - First City Juried Art Show 2007 link

Pensacola Museum of Art Members Exhibit 2006 link


Bead & Button Magazine
Bead It Forward Project
Due 1 March 2012  link


Eric Henn Murals link
absolutely incredible!
Got to check his work out!

Julian Beever
the 3D Chalk Man

website | video | link
Wow! Got to check his work out too!


Bear's Mill – Art at the Mill link
6 - 9p
monthly till Dec.

Victory of Light Festival link
22 & 23 Nov 2014, 10a - 7p

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Elderly vets create jobs in North Carolina
one T-shirt (the C-Shirt) at a time
By Joshua Rhett Miller | 11 Nov 2012
With the purchase of every shirt,
a shirt is donated to a Wounded Warrior.


Veterinary Alternatives
(Dr. Julie Servaites) specializes in complementary veterinary therapies working with a traditional veterinarian.

Thunder Shirt  dog | cat
Helped my cat to calm down and rest after having several strokes.
The strokes led her to pace for hours and wear herself out.




Various photos from my trip
to FL and NOLA

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, NOLA
August 2011 link

Rag-a-muffin ~ a dirty or disheveled individual

Razz ~ to make fun of

Real McCoy ~ the genuine article

Ritzy ~ elegant (from the hotel)

Rubes ~ money or dollars

Sap ~ a fool

Says you ~ a reaction of disbelief

Scram ~ ask someone to leave immediately

Sheba ~ a woman with sex appeal (from the movie "Queen of Sheba"; Clara Bow)

Sheik ~ a man with sex appeal (from the Valentino movies)

Shiv ~ a knife

Sinker ~ a doughnut

Speakeasy ~ an illicit bar selling bootleg liquor

Spifflicated ~ drunk. The same as canned, corked, embalmed, fried to the hat, jazzed, lit, ossified, owled, plastered, potted, primed, scrooched, tanked, or zozzled

Spiffy ~ an elegant appearance

Spoon ~ to neck, or at least talk of love

Struggle Buggy ~ the backseat of a car. A parent's worst nightmare.

Stuck on ~ having a crush on

Swanky ~ ritzy

Swell ~ wonderful; a rich man

Take for a Ride ~ to drive off with someone in order to bump them off

Tin Pan Alley ~ the music industry in New York, located between 48th and 52nd street

Tomato ~ a female

Torpedo ~ a hired gun

Upchuck ~ to vomit when one has drunk too much

Wet Blanket ~ a solemn person, a killjoy

What's eating you? ~ What's wrong?

Whoopee ~ to have a good time

You slay me ~ that's funny


2006 – Today
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