Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Words you don't hear any more

I remember sometimes encountering these in old movies or old novels.

"Dick" -- detective
"Hack" -- cab driver
"Screw" -- prison guard

2 comments:

gusgreeper said...

another one that 'kids' of today have never heard of shit i don't even think adam had heard of it, is 'layaway'. instead of spending ALL your money at once you get to watch it drivel away and by the time you pay off the item you prolly don't even want it. but it is starting to come back big surprise with the economy.

Tony said...

Once in high school (mid-80's) my mother (divorced) said to my sister, "this new guy I'm dating is a dick."

The obvious question was, "so why are you dating him?"

That's how I learned this slang term.