great gatsby

1920s Slang we should bring back for the 2020s:
  • Dewdropper: A lazy person
  • Giggle water: Alcohol, liquor
  • Bee's Knees: An extraordinary person/thing/idea
  • Butt me: "Can I have a cigarette?"
  • Cat's Pajamas: See "bee's knees"
  • Dolled up: Dressed up
  • Egg: A rich person
  • Flapper: A stylish, opinionated modern woman
  • Get a Wiggle On: Get going
  • Heebie-Jeebies: A spooked feeling
  • Ossified: Someone who is drunk
  • Putting on the Ritz: Doing something with style
  • Swell: Wonderful.
the great gatsby
  • nick: oh yeah my dad once told me not to judge people so thats why i never judge anyone without getting to know what their life is like first
  • ...
  • nick: anyway so yesterday i met this douche canoe called tom buchanan and hes such a huge dickass