Slang from the Forties!

A list of slang words and phrases that were used during the 1940s, and their meanings. This is just icing on the cake when you consider what the decade already gave us in the form of patriotism, music, fashion, and movies. Now, a language!

In no particular order:

  • Take a powder – to leave
  • Fuddy-Duddy – old-fashioned person
  • Gobbledygook – double talk, long speech
  • Fat-head – stupid or foolish person
  • Chrome-dome – word for a bald headed man
  • Eager beaver – enthusiastic helper
  • Armored heifer – canned milk
  • In cahoots with – conspiring with
  • Snap your cap – get angry
  • Active duty – sexually promiscuous boy
  • Share crop – sexually promiscuous girl
  • Doll dizzy – girl crazy
  • Ducky shincracker – a good dancer
  • Above my pay grade – don’t ask me
  • Cook with gas – to do something right
  • Killer-diller – good stuff
  • Hi sugar, are you rationed? – are you going steady?
  • Stompers – shoes
  • Flip your wig – to lose control of yourself
  • Dead hoofer – poor dancer
  • Bathtub – motorcycle sidecar
  • Pennies from heaven – easy money
  • Ameche – to telephone
  • Gone with the wind – run off (with the money)
  • Lettuce – money
  • Gas – either a good time or something that was really funny
  • Grandstand – to show off
  • Brainchild – someone’s creative idea
  • What’s buzzin’, cousin? – how’s it going?
  • Khaki wacky – boy crazy
  • Hen fruit – eggs
  • Hi-de-ho – hello
  • Pass the buck – pass responsibility for
  • Motorized freckles – insects
Kitchen Witch Blessings

*Well, since the Curse post is going so well, I thought I would at least get some goodness flowing into some people’s blogs rather than the good witchy debauchery that is cursing :) Enjoy!

- May your fridge and pantry always be full

- May your potatoes be big and eyeless

- May your mac and cheese be smooth and creamy

- May your pasta always come out al dente

- May your mixer never break

- May your cake NEVER stick to the bottom of the pan and come out a huge wreck.

- May your icing bag hole be just rght the size

- May your wine glss never empty

- May you never get food poisoning

- May your oven always be the right temperature

- May your kitchen never rise to a smeltering temperature so you don’t feel like cooking

- May your watched pot boil

- May your stove stop be splatter resistant

- May you never get egg shells in your food.

- May you never break a yolk

- May your cream never sour

- Yor veggies will never go bad.

- May your guests compliment the food

- May you always have every ingredient

- May your toast always come out golden brown (or burnt, however you like it.)

- May your cookie jar never break and always be full

- May your cookies rise to their full potential and always be gooey in the middle.

- May your kitchen always smell of sweet treats.

- May your butter always be the perfect temperature

- May your pie crusts be flaky and tender

- May your jams be sweet and of perfect consistency

- May nothing ever stick to your pots.

- May all your tupperware be dishwasher safe

- May you never have dish scum

- May none of your drinking glasses break

- May your mixing bowls be large and hole-free

- May you ALWAYS grab the right spice for the job

- May your can opener awlays work

- May you never burn fudge/pudding/piefilling

- May you always find the right tool for the job.

May your rolling pin be heavy and dutiful

- May you have enough room to store all your baking/cooking stuff

- May your herbs dry properly and never mould

- May you never burn yourself

- May all your knives be sharp.

- May you never need stitches from kitchen related injuries

- May all your produce be firm, fresh and juicy

- May all your meat be marbled, plump and perfect.

- May all your appliances have a long lifespan.

- May you have enough outlets in your kitchen for your appliance needs.

- May your coffee maker never scale

- May your frying pans be level and never lose their non-stick

- May you never encounter gross sink floaters

- May all your dishes be perfectly spiced

- May you never use too much garlic

before I start getting all the ‘danny’s dramatic, danny’s attention seeking, danny’s making a big deal out of this’ im going to make one thing clear. It’s not JUST teos that’s making me stress out and really anxious. That’s just the icing on the cake.
There is SO much shit going on with me and at home and at school. The whole teo drama was just more fucking shit than I needed on top of everything else. It’s one of the only sources of stress that I can just.. get rid of. It’s the easiest one.
Yes, I’m going to regret selling teos. No, I will not want them back. Yes, it will help if I sell them off. Yes, you can offer on them go ahead that’s what the post was there for. Yes, I’ll be okay I’m just going through a rough couple-month-long patch in life. Yes, I’m still approachable to talk about anything fun and w/e. No, I do not want to talk about my problems beyond this post unless I approach you personally about it. Yes, just letting me know you’re there for me is okay and helps a little.

Things are going to keep going downhill from here and I’m no longer ready to try and fight through them.
But I’ll continue to distract myself however I can.

If you read through this post, congratulations. You are wonderful, don’t forget that, and I appreciate that you read through it.

I’ve been keeping everything bottled up for too long.

I’ve seen plenty of Sonic fans who should’ve had their keyboards taken away from them when they were five. I’ve seen plenty of stupid people on Tumblr. And yes, I’ve seen plenty of moronic Sonic fans on Tumblr. I’ve even ranted about a few of them.

But that “tamers” guy is a special example.

It takes a special kind of dickhead to tell an entire subsection of Tumblr to stop liking something that’s near and dear to their hearts. What the hell did they think would happen, that we’d all just spontaneously stop posting about anything Sonic-related past 1999? I’ve gotta hand it to him or her, that’s pretty impressive fan-wankery, even by Sonic fans’ standards. (And from my experience, that is saying a lot.)

When they said that BartlebyXSonia was not only their favorite pairing, but the only good pairing, that was only the icing on the cake.

(And this is coming from someone who likes Sonic Underground, mind you.)

reptiphile asked:

OMG YES. Some warrior comes to slay a huge monstrous dragon and ends up finding this little wyrm that's just like 'hey can u help me put these books back'

The tower ahead of the knight loomed like an ancient corpse, the prey of time.  Wind whistled through the stone bones and ivy—-dessicated by winter—-still crept along the walls.  It looked like a place held together by spit, hope, and dead plants more than mortar and stone. Snow topped it like icing on a particularly unwanted cake, perhaps one that had been passed around family members just a few too many Christmases.  Ser Leonal judged it deeply.  It was exactly the sort of place one would find a dragon, even if the tower seemed perfectly ineffectual at keeping princesses contained (his experience with princesses was severely limited to having maybe seen one once at a distance, but he was pretty sure that even the most inbred princess would figure out that she could climb out of a hole in the ceiling).

No sense in standing around.  He was a man with a mission.  Presumably his final mission, judging by the way his old bones complained at the snow, wind, and, say, was there an extremely mild draft somewhere, goodness gracious, we better groan and whine and make sure our owner knows that there’s a draft.  He had no intentions of dying in bed: that was no death for a knight.  No, he’d rather go down in a blaze of glory, or, failing that, at least a blaze; it was bloody freezing out.  Snow fell against his dark skin in greater frequency as he shoved the door open.  

The point was, he wanted to do some damage with his last breath.  Even if he didn’t destroy the beast, at least he could damage it enough to make the fight easier for a younger knight.

“Dragon! Face me!” he boomed, one hand on a sword and the other getting his shield prepared.  Warm air melted the snow across his armor almost immediately and candlelight flickered along the walls. Well, the floors, technically.  The candles were set at about knee-height, each one kept carefully clean of excess dribbles. In fact, the tower was quite clean.  No dust accumulated in the corners and there was a distressing lack of bones.  There didn’t even seem to be any princess remains.

What there were, were books.  Thousands of them.  Maybe hundreds of thousands of endless words looked back from history.  At one point, they’d been on the walls and shelves.  Now most were on the floor, forcing Leonal to take careful steps around them.  After all, it was one thing to kill a dragon; one didn’t need to be rude to books about it.

“Stop testing my patience, beast!” he called out again.

“There’s no need to yell.  This is a library.  Or. Well. It should be.” The voice should have belonged to the testiest of lawyers, the kind who would get persnickety over the smallest of slights.  Everything was a debate to this sort of voice: even the mildest of statements such as the color of the sky would end in a spirited conversation about how color was entirely relative to the eyes of the beholder and, in fact, entirely dependent on the reflective nature of clouds and the time of day, goodness, it was such a fascinating subject and the speaker had many, many books to share.

It also came from about knee-height.

Leonal looked down and saw the dragon.

At least it had scales.  That was about where the resemblance ended.  The dragon was on its hind feet, but the nubs could scarcely be called such, and it wrestled with a book as tall as it was with its front paws.  The body was long and thick, patterned with soft blues and grays, and the head quite bulky with heavy jaws.  Most bizarre was the neck flap that extended in and out as the… dragon looked over the knight.  The wings that extended from the creature’s back couldn’t have been much help in fight considering that it looked, more or less, like a glossy sausage with tiny legs. “Are you the help I asked for with the shelving?  I can’t reach that high and the last girl was no help at all.”

“I… I’m a knight.” It was a bit like storming a castle only to find that there wasn’t any danger at all.  Like running at a door with a ram only to find the door open at the last second and now Leonal wasn’t sure how to stop.

“Yes, that’s what I asked for.  A K-N-I-G-H-T, in fact.  If I needed the other sort, I could just wait until dark.”  The dragon laughed at its own joke for a solid five minutes before it realized no one else was chuckling with it.  The laughter turned into a forced sort of cough.  “I… well, yes, I wrote a note asking for a knight.  No one else is more noble for the cause of restoring history.   What better way is there to a secure a future than to remember the mistakes of the past?”

The little dragon’s eyes twinkled as Ser Leonal picked up the book.

“So… where does this one go?”

Rule 1: Write down the rules.

Rule 2: Answer the questions from the person who tagged you. 

Rule 3: Make up 10 new questions and tag 10 people.

I was tagged by the wonderful ifidoitsyou thanks a bunch love <3

1. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
ALRIGHT so my sister makes the most amazing rainbow layer cake with buttercream icing and filling. She uses a different food colour dye for each layer and just fills it up with icing and it’s basically me in cake form, so yeah.

2. Favorite body part of any of the boys?
Oh my god, how does one answer this question. If I absolutely HAD to, I would say Louis’ curves, because holy crap that is some nice curvature.

3. Favorite lyrics of any song?
”I got soul, but I’m not a soldier,
while everyone has lost, the battle is won,
with all these things that I’ve done”

- All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers 

4. Did you find any good new music lately?
Angel Haze is one of the most creative female songwriters/ rappers out there, her songs are basically rapped poetry with amazing beats. The themes of the songs are pretty dark and heavy at times, but overall her work is absolutely beautiful. AlunaGeorge are also pretty cool. Circa Waves remind me of the Maccabees and the Vaccines and generally get me through the day.

5. If you could tame any animal, which one would it be?
A wolf

6. Would you rather live over the clouds or in the ocean?
In the ocean for sure, imagine just how much you’d get to explore if you lived in it? 95% of the ocean hasn’t been explored, and yet we still say mermaids don’t exist.

7. If you could live in any fictional universe, which one would it be?
It’s a close one between Harry Potter and The Night Circus tbh, but definitely one with magic (maybe loadedgunn’s fairy fic…)

8. Favorite music from the 90s?
Britney Spears, The Verve and the Stone Roses

9. If you could only eat one sort of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Fruit, because then I could eat as many raspberries, blueberries and blackberries as I want.

10. Favorite pair of boots Harry wore?

My 10 questions are:

1. What’s you’re favourite quote from a book and why?
2. Cat or dog person?
3. Do you have any tattoos? If so, what are they?
4. Glass half-full or half-empty (or otherwise)?
5. Last movie you listened watched?
6. Least favourite song?
7. Would you rather be able to speak all the languages in the world or have the ability to manipulate probability?
8. If you were tiny for a day, how would you spend it?
9. Favourite and least favourite disney character?
10. and because I have to: most iconic HL moment?

and I tag: anyone who wants to do this!

Tumblr, I really need your help.

My name is Ali, and I’m a mentally ill 21 year old (they/them) who’s just trying to get by working at their shitty minimum-wage job, like a lot of other people out there.

Not even an hour ago my current roommate came up to me and asked me to find a new place to live. I didn’t ask why. This entire month has been really bad for me mental stability wise, and this is just the fucking icing on the top of the cake.

above is a picture of how much money i currently have. not much, right? Well. I do have a check coming tomorrow (Sunday) but I’m pretty sure that it will be less than $500 due to me taking some time off work to go see some friends in another city.

I have car payments three times a month, two of which are for the actual car ($243.43 every two weeks), and an insurance payment ($240.43 a month.). I’m not that worried about paying my car payments because I can make due until I’m able to catch up again, but what I really need is donations to be directed towards finding me a new place to live just until I catch up again.

I’m estranged from my parents so I cannot go to them, I will not go to them.

If any of you have anything at all to spare please help me. I will also be adding a donation button to my blog.

My email address is and you can donate money from the link below:

If you can’t afford to donate, please reblog/signal boost this to pass it along. Thank you all for reading.

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry and I know this is an unpopular opinion on Tumblr but you said you were Bi? I just wanted to say that bisexuality isn't an actual thing. Most of the time people are just confused about whether they're actually straight or homosexual. I still support you, and I hope you come to a conclusion soon. Love your blog btw and sorry if this came off as rude

what the fuck did i just read…… who the hell do you think you are coming onto my blog and telling me that my sexuality is a hoax? i hate to have to be the one to break it to you, but there are way more than just two sexualities. you don’t have the right to come waltzing in here and try to disregard who i have romantic feelings for? oh and then the best part is “love your blog btw” wow that’s just the icing on the god damn cake, isn’t it? im sorry if im coming off as rude, but who the fuck raised you in such a manner that insulting people and attempting to erase certain parts of them is okay if you feed them an empty compliment afterwards?  

anonymous asked:

All I could think about earlier when I saw that post about Harry making Stevie Nicks a cake, was he totally does that stuff for Louis. He knows Louis is having a bad day, so he makes him his favorite brownies. It's their anniversary, and he spends the day baking a cake that says "Happy Anniversary Baby" in chocolate. He just bakes for no reason sometimes because Louis slept in and he looks cute while he is sleeping, so he deserves muffins for being cute. He puts H + L on them with icing.

Let’s just all talk about the fact that I ate Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream for breakfast today 🙌🏻 😻but…. If you know me, you know it’s going to be healthy! This was my Chocolate Pancake Pizza recipe (on my blog) with @winkdesserts Cake Batter frozen dessert 👉🏻 I HAVE to talk about this ice cream, it’s literally free of ALL allergens you could think of (no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, nuts or egg) made from pea protein (vegan!!) and other all natural ingredients! And it’s a treat you can enjoy with no guilt because the ENTIRE pint is 100 cal👏🏼 BOOYAH 💥
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Sw: 175? (Summer 2012)

Cw: 145ish (may 2015)

but honestly i lost most of it in the past few months..i just never used to let myself be photographed in my bathing suit.

height 5'7"

Waist: 26.5" ( was around 33)

I started running. Well, first i started walking, with a little jogging thrown in. i would do a mile half walking half jogging, and worked my way up to jogging the whole thing over a matter of a few weeks. Then i added sprints in. One mile every morning right when i wake up, that’s my biggest secret. I still eat cake and ice cream and all that yummy stuff:) but i quit binging. Don’t binge. Its terrible for you. Brush your teeth or pluck your eyebrows or anything else. “If you can’t eat it responsibly,  don’t eat it at all”.

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