Slang Entry #59 - flight deck

flight deck noun the female breasts UK, 1981

Update from Tom

Tom recently had the opportunity to take part in the Authors at Google series, a great program of informal talks by authors that are filmed and posted on You Tube. Tom's talk was at the company headquarters, also known as the Googleplex, in Mountain View, CA on March 18th.

Slang Entry # 58 - double-aught buck

double-aught buck noun double-O (.32 calibre) buckshot used in police shotguns US, 1982

Slang Entry # 57 - stokaboka

stokaboka adjective extremely enthusiastic US, 1991

Slang Entry # 56 - raize

raize verb to annoy or harass someone US, 1991

Slang Entry # 55 - emby

emby noun in carnival usage, a gullible player US, 1985

Slang Entry # 54 - barossa

barossa noun a girl. Rhyming slang for Barossa Pearl (a popular white wine). AUSTRALIA, 1980

Slang Entry # 53 - yerhia

yerhia noun marijuana UK, 2003

Slang Entry # 52 - 6-10

6 - 10 verb to have sex UK, 1981

Slang Entry # 51 - tawny

tawny adjective excellent US, 1993

Slang Entry # 50 - fifty

fifty noun 1 a serving of beer that is half new and half old. A shortening of FIFTY FIFTY AUSTRALIA, 1965. 2 a .50 calibre machine gun US, 1977

fifty-dollar lane noun in trucking, the inside passing lane. A name based on the fine at the time on many motorways for truckers who used the inside lane US, 1976

fifty-fifty noun 1 oral sex followed by anal sex. Largely supplanted by HALF AND HALF US, 1941. 2 in the television and film industries, a shot of two actors facing each other, each taking up half the screen US, 1977. 3 a serving of beer that is half new and half old AUSTRALIA, 1972

fifty-fifty! give me half of what you are consuming! FIJI, 2002

fifty-five noun in craps, a roll of two fives US, 1974

fifty-mission cap noun a cap similar to that worn by bomber crews during World War 2 US, 1956

fifty-one; one fifty-one
noun small pieces of crack cocaine sprinkled in a tobacco or marijuana cigarette US, 1994

fifty PSI finger
noun (among Canadian armed forces personnel) a finger poked into someone's chest to emphasise a point forcefully CANADA, 1995

fifty-two noun in craps, a roll of five and two - a seven US, 1973

fifty-two/twenty club noun US military veterans who were entitled to benefits of $20 a week for a year after World War 2, making a life of bohemian leisure possible US, 1946

Slang Entry # 49 - j-load

j-load nickname a generously proportioned backside. After the widely appreciated hindquarters of film actress and singer Jennifer Lopez (b. 1970), popularly known and marketed by the nickname 'J Lo'. Recorded in use in contemporary gay society UK, 2003

Slang Entry # 48 - happy trails

happy trails noun cocaine. From the cowboy song known by those who came of age in the US in the 1950s and 60s US, 1993

happy trails used as a farewell. A catchphrase television sign-off sung on The Roy Rogers Show (NBC, 1951-57). Repeated with referential humour US, 1951

Slang Entry # 46 - toke

toke noun 1 an inhalation of marijuana smoke US, 1962. 2 marijuana UK, 2001. 3 a dose of a drug US, 1994. 4 cocaine UK, 2003. 5 in casino gambling, a gratuity either in the form of betting chips or in the form of a bet made in the name of the dealer. An abbreviation of 'token of gratitude' US, 1981

toke verb 1 to inhale smoke from a tobacco cigarette, a marijuana cigarette, a crack cocaine pipe or other drug US, 1952. 2 to sniff up and inhale cocaine UK, 2001. 3 to tip someone. Almost exclusively casino usage US, 1983

toke pipe noun a short-stemmed pipe used for smoking marijuana US, 1982

noun 1 a marijuana smoker US, 1973. 2 in a casino, a tipper. Because tips in casinos are most often in the form of gambling tokens or 'tokes' US, 1974

toke up verb to smoke marijuana US, 1959

Slang Entry # 45 - obliterated

obliterated adjective very drunk US, 1987

Slang Entry # 44 - bling

bling noun a vulgar or ludicrously ostentatious display of wealth US, 2003

bling-bling noun
1 wealth, especially as manifested in expensive, if tasteless, jewellery. Coined by hip-hop rapper B.G. and appearing in his 1999 'Chopper City in the Ghetto' US, 1999. 2 ostentation. A generalised sense that derives from the previous sense UK, 2003

bling-bling verb to be successful, especially in hip-hop; hence, to be ostentatious; to make money US, 2003

bling-blinger noun a successful or established member of the hip-hop community. From the BLING-BLING worn as an ostentatious symbol of status US, 2000

blinged; blinged out adjective ostentatious; expensively bejewelled, especially if a tasteless display. From BLING-BLING (ostentatious jewellery) US, 2000

blinging adjective ostentatious and expensive. Derives from BLING-BLING (ostentatious jewellery) UK, 2003

bling it up verb to have an ostentatiously expensive lifestyle; to temporarily lead such a life. Extended from BLING-BLING (wealth, tasteless ostentation) UK, 2003

Blinglish noun a slang and black patois-rich form of English, especially when used by white urban youths. Extended from BLING UK, 2005

bling-tastic adjective extravagantly ostentatious UK, 2002

Slang Entry # 43 - unbling

unbling noun cheap, shoddy, unimpressive jewelry. The opposite of BLING UK, 2005

Slang Entry # 42 - PITA

PITA used as Internet shorthand to mean 'pain in the ass/arse' US, 1995

Slang Entry # 41 - dickwit

dickwit noun an idiot, a contemptible fool UK, 2001

Slang Entry # 40 - comfort lady

comfort lady noun a prostitute US, 2000

Slang Entry # 39 - larf

larf noun nonsense, rubbish US, 1966

Slang Entry # 38 - agate

agate noun 1 a marble in the slang sense of sanity US<>2 a small penis US, 1969

agates noun the testicles US, 1941

Slang Entry # 38 - soak

soak noun a drunk UK, 1820

soak verb to use something as collateral for a loan US, 1972

soaked adjective drunk. First recorded by Benjamin Franklin in 1737 US, 1737

soaker noun 1 a surfer who lingers in the water, rarely catching a wave US, 1991. 2 a pawnshop CANADA, 1976. 3 an extremely large halibut US, 1997

Slang Entry # 37 - gorbie

gorbie noun a stupid tourist CANADA 1989

Poll Quiz # 3 - kite

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Slang Entry # 36 - garm

garm noun clothing, an item of clothing. An abbreviation of 'garment'; current in the black community UK, 1997

Update From Tom

The transcript to Tom's interview from "Something You Should Know" is available here.

Slang Entry # 35 - phantasmagoria

phantasmagoria noun an astonishing visual display. The term was coined for an 1802 exhibition of optical illusions in London. It was used throughout the C19, forgotten, and then briefly revived in the hippie era of the 1960s and 70s UK, 1802

Slang Entry # 34 - momo; momo boy

momo noun 1 a motor; a car. Childish, reduplication of first syllable UK, 1982. 2 an idiot US, 1960

momo boy noun a member of the Mongrel Mob gang NEW ZEALAND, 1977

Slang Entry # 33 - twilly

twilly noun a woman, especially an attractive or promiscuous one US, 1934

Slang Entry # 32 - onkus

onkus adjective no good. Origin unknown AUSTRALIA, 1918

Slang Entry # 31 - G-dog

G-dog noun a good friend US, 1998

Slang Entry # 30 - broach

broach verb to inject an illegal drug US, 1992

Update from Terry

Radio London's drivetime show on Friday January 4th interviews Terry on the topic of teen slang...

Poll Quiz # 2 Answer - figjam

figjam noun a boastful person AUSTRALIA, 1996

stop boasting!

Slang Entry # 29 - no tilt!

no tilt! used as a euphemism for 'no shit!' in expressing surprise or affirmation US, 1983