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Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

May-9-2009 13:10

So, I was looking for authentic slang from the 1920's-1940's, and I found this website! :) It is rather fun to go through, and I am finding it to be helpful!

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/slang.html

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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

May-10-2009 18:43

I've just gotten 'round to checking this out, and it'll be pretty handy for SM writers looking for a bit of authentic slang.

Thanks Anais.

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

May-11-2009 11:01

You are quite welcome! :) Although whoever edits my SM might not be entirely happy about my discovery... I'm using it quite a bit and even had to add a character who translates the slang! ;)

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Red-Nosed

May-11-2009 16:28

Hehehe I love that list, some of the words mentioned are still used a lot over here nowadays.

Oasis came to mind when I saw 'What's the story morning glory' :D

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

May-19-2009 10:47

Murder! Sweet! Think I'll have have some giggle juice at the gin mill!

Thanks!

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

Sep-5-2009 21:56

Here is another site with some good slang from all different years. I'm having fun looking through it!

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma04/hess/Slang/slangsplash.html

Lou Hoyle
Lou Hoyle
Wordsmith

Sep-7-2011 22:50

Hi here is another good site for possible slang to color your mysteries:

http://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html

Check out the links under Twists, Slug and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang
Good Hunting
H

Werewolfish Underbite
Werewolfish Underbite

Oct-9-2011 13:35

(must... not... feed... teh trolls... ... must... not... feed... teh trolls)

Eden Zweig
Eden Zweig
Nomad

Apr-3-2012 18:56

Thank you, Anais Nin. These sites are so fun!

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Demon of the Due Date

Apr-18-2013 09:29

Bump...that site is great for budding SM writers!

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