While helping my grandmother clean out some old boxes, I came across an old booklet called “How to improve your vocabulary” made by the Home Service Newark Star-Eagle, which went out of business in 1939. I would love to share with you the section “Objectionable Slang Expressions”
And how! kid for a child or to tease for crying out loud nutty and nerts invite for invitation inside dope bamboozle gink guy pinched by the cop bird for man all wet ain’t it fierce? nix on the rough stuff applesauce bean for head scram boy friend nifty or snappy dresser dago dump for house cussed guts gutter rat tux for tuxedo or dinner-jacket soup-and-fish for a man’s formal dress skirt and dame for girl or woman gent
Today’s project: use as many of these phrases as possible. (Also, I like how most of these phrases and really normal, and then dago shows up. Some things really are just offensive.)
"Wild tigers could become extinct in 12 years if countries where they still roam fail to take quick action to protect their habitats and step up the fight against poaching, global wildlife experts told a “tiger summit” Sunday.”
In other news, tiger summits are the most hardcore-sounding conferences you can go to.