Benvenuti in questo angolo dedicato agli anni '50, sono graditi commenti e consigli... grazie per essere passati a trovarmi. STAY TUNED

Un pò di foto

giovedì 26 luglio 2007

non sono sparito

Anche se è un po che non posto ( dovuto a casini vari).. ci sono e vi leggo , grazie atutte le persone che passano a t4rovarmi e grazie a tutte quelche chemi lasciano traccia del proprio passaggio.. max

lunedì 9 luglio 2007

domenica 8 luglio 2007

Hangar rockin'

ED eccomi di ritorno,da 800 km in due giorni a bordo della mia Chevy... il tutto per andare a uno degli appuntamenti , piu Rockabilleggianti, che ci siano....Si tratta dell' hangar rockin, un fantastico raduno, all'interno di un aeroporto.. con musica dal vivo , auto, stand e chi piu ne ha più ne metta, il tutto all'insegna dei Fifties, ovviamente.. qui alcune foto , m ne seguiranno altre.... p.s. gli aerei che ti decollano sopra la testa son davvero coreografici...

domenica 1 luglio 2007

Slang anni 50 ( U.S.A.)

Ecco una buona parte di slang usato dai "giovani" negli anni 50, a sinistra troverete il termine in Slang e a destra la traduzione in Lingua Inglese di uso comune, spero vi piaccia.

Actor ---- Show-off
Agitate the ---- Gravel To leave (hot-rodders)
Ankle-biter ---- A child
Ape ---- Used with go - to explode or be really mad
Are you writing a book?---- You're asking too many questions
Baby---- Cute girl, term of address for either sex
Back seat bingo---- Necking in a car
Bad news--- Depressing person
Bash---- Great party
Bent eight---- a V-8 engine (hot-rodders)
Big Daddy---- An older person
Big tickle---- Really funny
Bit---- An act
Blast --- A good time
Blow off ---- To defeat in a race (hot-rodders)
Bobbed---- Shortened
Boss---- Great
Bread---- Money
Bug---- "You bug me" - to bother
Burn rubber---- To accelerate hard and fast (hot-rodders)

Cast an eyeball---- To look
Cat---- A hip person (Beats)
Chariot---- Car (Beats)
Cherry---- Originally, an unaltered car. Later, anything attractive (hot-rodders, originally)

Chrome-plated---- Dressed up (hot-rodders, originally)
Circled---- Married
Classy chassis---- Great body
Cloud 9---- Really happy
Clutched Rejected ----
Clyde---- Term of address, usually for a normal person (Beats)
Cook, cookin' ----Doing it well
Cool---- Indefinable quality that makes something or someone extraordinary
Cool it---- Relax, settle down
Cooties---- Imaginary infestations of the truly un-cool
Cranked---- Excited (Beats)
Crazy---- "Like crazy,man" Implies an especially good thing
Cream---- Originally, to dent a car. Later, to badly damage (hot-rodders, originally)
Cruisin' for a bruisin'---- Looking for trouble
Cube---- A normal person
Cut the gas---- Be quiet!
Cut out---- Leave
Daddy-O ---- Term of address (Beats)
D.D.T.---- (Drop Dead Twice) Response: What, and look like you?
Deuce---- A 1932 Ford (hot-rodders)
Dibs---- A claim - as in "got dibs" on that seat
Dig---- To understand; to approve
Dolly---- Cute girl
Don't have a cow---- Don't get so excited
Drag (hot-rodders)---- A short car race; (Beats) A bore
Duck Butt or D.A. ---- Hairstyle of greasers where hair in back is combed to the middle, then with end of comb, make a middle part.

Earthbound ---- Reliable
Epistle---- Letter
Eyeball ---- Look around
Fake Out---- A bad date
Fast---- Someone who was sexually active
Fat City---- A great thing or place; Happy
Fire Up---- Start your engine (hot-rodders)
Flat out ---- Fast as you can
Flat-top---- Men's hairstyle. A crewcut which is flat across the top
Flick---- A movie
Flip---- To get very excited
Flip-top---- A convertible car
Floor it---- Push the accelerator to the floor (hot-rodders)
Fracture---- To amuse
Fream ---- Someone who doesn't fit in
Frosted ---- Angry
Get Bent!---- Disparaging remark as in "drop dead"
Get with it---- Understand
Gig---- Work, job (Beats)
Go ape---- Get very excited
Go for pinks---- A drag race where the stakes are the car's pink slip (hot-rodders)
Goof---- Someone who makes mistakes
Goopy---- Messy
Goose it---- Accelerate the car fully (hot-rodders)
Greaser---- A guy with tons of grease in his hair, which later came to describe an entire group of people. Yes, John Travolta in Grease.

Grody----- Sloppy, messy or dirty
Hang ---- As in "hang out" which means to do very little
Haul ass---- Drive very fast (hot-rodders)
Heat ---- Police (Beats)
Hep---- With it, cool. Someone who knows the situation.
Hip---- Someone who is cool, in the know. Very good.
Hipster ---- Same as above
Hopped up---- A car modified for speed (hot-rodders)
Horn---- Telephone
Hottie---- A very fast car (hot-rodders)
Illuminat---- Good ideas, thoughts
In orbit---- In the know
Ivy Leaguer---- Pants style. Also any person who attended an Ivy League college
Jacked Up---- Car with raised rear end. (hot-rodders)
Jacketed ---- Going steady
Jelly Roll---- Men's hair combed up and forward on both sides, brought together in the middle of the forehead.

Jets ---- Smarts, brains
Kick---- A fun or good thing; Also, a fad
Kill---- To really impress
Knuckle sandwich---- A fist in the face
Kookie---- Nuts,in the nicest possible way
Later, also later, gator---- Goodbye. See ya later, alligator. Response: after while crocodile.
Lay a patch---- To accelerate so rapidly that you leave a patch of rubber on the road.
Lay on ---- To give (Beats)
Lighter ---- A crew cut
Like crazy; like wow---- Really good, better than cool
Machine ---- A car (hot-rodders)
Made in the shade ---- Success guaranteed
Make out ---- A kissing session
Make the scene ---- To attend an event or activity
Meanwhile, back at the ranch ---- From TV Westerns. Usually used to get a storyteller back on track.

Mirror warmer---- A piece of pastel fabric (often cashmere) tied around the rear view mirror. A 50s version of the Medieval wearing your lady's colors.

Most ---- A in "the most" - high praise usually of the opposite sex
Nerd ---- Same as now. Bill Gates without the money.
Nest ---- A hair-do
Nod---- Drift off to sleep
Nosebleed---- As in hey, nosebleed - hey, stupid. Not a compliment!
No sweat---- No problem
Nowhere---- Opposite of cool. Nowheresville was a boring, bad place to be. (Beats)
Nuggets---- Loose change
Odd ball ---- Someone a bit off the norm
Off the line ---- Start of a drag race (hot-rodders)
On the stick---- Pulled together. Bright, prepared...
Pad Home----
Paper shaker ---- Cheerleader or Pom Pom girl
Party pooper ---- No fun at all
Passion Pit ---- Drive-in movie theatre
Peepers ---- Glasses
Pile up Z's---- Get some sleep
Pooper---- No fun at all
Pop the Clutch---- Release the clutch pedal quickly so as to get a fast start
Pound ---- Beat up
Punch it ---- Step on the gas (hot-rodders)
Put down---- To say bad things about someone
Radioactive---- Very popular
Rag Top ---- A convertible car
Rap ---- To tattle on someone (Beats)
Rattle your cage---- Get upset
Raunchy---- Messy or gross in some other way
Razz my berries---- Excite or impress me
Real gone----- Very much in love. Also unstable. Hmm, there's a difference?
Reds ---- The Communists
Righto---- Okay
Rock ---- A diamond
Rocket ---- A car (hot-rodders)
Rod ---- A car (hot-rodders)
Royal shaft ---- Badly or unfairly treated
Scream---- Go fast
Screamer ---- A hot rod ,
Shoot low,they're riding Shetlands ----- Be careful
Shot down---- Failed
Shuck, shuckster --- A deceiver, liar or cheat
Sides---- Vinyl records
Sing ---- To tattle or inform on someone (Beats)
Sounds---- Music
Souped up ---- A car modified to go fast
Spaz ---- Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz.
Split --- Leave
Square ---- A regular, normal person. A conformist.
Stacked ---- A woman with large er, know, well endowed.
Stack up --- - To wreck a car (hotrodder)
Submarine races---- While waiting for the submarines to race, which might take quite awhile :>) couples found creative ways of killing the time.

Subterranean ---- A hipster. Used by both Ginsberg and Kerouac. (Beats)
Tank---- A large sedan (usually driven by parents)
Tear ass ---- Drive (or go) very fast
That's close ---- Something wrong or not true
Think Fast ---- Usually said right before someone threw something at you
Threads ---- Clothes
Tight ---- Good friends
Total ---- To completely destroy, most often in reference to a car
Unreal ---- Exceptional
Wail ---- Go fast
Wazoo ---- Your rear end
Weed ---- A cigarette
Wet rag ---- Someone who's just no fun
Word from the bird ---- The truth (Beats)
What's buzzin, cuzzin ---- What's new?
What's you tale, nightingale - ---- What's the story?
Wheelie ----- Left the car's front wheels off the ground by rapid acceleration