The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the "Fifties" or the "'50s") (among other variants) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959.
In its earliest attested use (1756), the word slang referred to the vocabulary of "low" or "disreputable" people. By the early nineteenth century, it was no longer exclusively associated with disreputable people, but continued to be applied to usages below the level of standard educated speech.
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While some slang words and phrases are used throughout Britain (e.g. knackered, meaning "exhausted"), others are restricted to smaller regions, even to small geographical areas. The nations of the United Kingdom, which are England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland , all have their own slang words, as does London .
Jan 27, 2017 · Meaning: Something amazing and extraordinary. Example: "Betty, that new dress is the living end!" Did we miss any of your favorite slang from the 1950s?
1950s slang wasn’t particularly colorful as these things go. The Sixties, with its drug and protest culture to draw from, would be slang heaven. In the Fifties, hot-rodders and Beats provided inspiration. About the Beat Culture. This was by no means a mainstream movement.
Dec 08, 2017 · The first thing you might notice about 50s slang is how wordy it can be. It's a stark contrast from modern slang, which often tries to communicate ideas not just with less words but less letters . Millennials, apparently in a hurry, use shorthand like JOMO (the joy of missing out), Perf (perfect) and JK (just kidding).
Polari is a mixture of Romance (Italian or Mediterranean Lingua Franca), Romani, London slang, backslang, rhyming slang, sailor slang, and thieves' cant. Later it expanded to contain words from the Yiddish language and from 1960s drug subculture slang.
See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. ( August 2010 ) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message ) In the British Armed Services , jankers or Restrictions of Privileges is an official punishment for a minor breach of discipline, as opposed to the more severe punishment of "detention" which would be given ...
Nov 08, 2020 · (Mainland China, Internet slang) Alternative form of 不要 (bùyào, “do not; don't”). 表 醬紫 / 表 酱紫 ― biǎo jiàngzǐ ― don't be like this Compounds [ edit ]