Saturday, July 28, 2018

TLC August Monthly: Slang Terms From the 1960s No One Uses Anymore

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Slang Terms From the 1960s No One Uses Anymore
Duration: August 1-August 31, 2018


Level 1: 1-5 tasks
Level 2: 6+ tasks

You may use the tasks as many times as you wish.

1. Foxy

Applicable to either a man or woman, “foxy” denotes an undeniable sex appeal. Why are foxes sexier than, say, coyotes or wolves? Why not “Hey baby, you’re looking wolfy?” We have no idea.
Example: “You are one foxy lady. Can I have your number?”
☮️ Read a book with a "FOXY" MC OR with a 4 in the page count OR with an animal on the cover. Please post the cover.
☮️ 1. Read a book with a "FOXY" MC AND with a 4 in the page count.
432 pages When We Found Home Susan Mallery 8/11/18

2. Gimme some skin
Don’t get any crazy ideas. If someone asks you to give them some skin, they’re merely asking you to shake hands.
Example: “Good to see you again! Gimme some skin!”
☮️ Read a book where characters shake hands (Give us a sentence and page/loc #) OR with 13 in the page count OR with prominent hand/s on the cover. Please post the cover.
One Night of Trouble Elle Kennedy 8/4/18 p 23 The two men exchanged a hearty handshake, and unlike Brett’s previous boyfriends, AJ didn’t seem the least bit intimidated by her father’s size. 

3. What’s your bag?
We’re not talking about luggage. Your bag symbolizes your problems, the mysterious annoyance that’s making you so obviously upset.
Example: “Dude, you don’t have to yell at me! What’s your bag?”
☮️ Read a book where a character is upset about something and is ranting about it OR with a 12 in the page count OR with a bag of any kind on the cover (can be a paper bag, purse, luggage, etc). Please post the cover.
Serpentine Laurell K. Hamilton 8/18/18

4. Bippy
Your rear end, or posterior. It originated from the TV show Laugh-In, back when television was still the most influential media in the world.
Example: “You bet your sweet bippy I’m interested.”
☮️ Read a book where a character's rear end is talked about OR with a 2 in the page count OR with a rear end (of any kind) on the cover. Please post the cover.
Ripper Lexi Blake 8/8/18 I didn’t take my eye off him, enjoying the view of his nice backside as he made it to the top of the steps. I was about to get a picture of that hot ass when he turned.

5. Submarine races
For some reason, this was a slang term for people being intimate in a parked car. Who knew?
Example: “The cops nearly busted all of the submarine races at Lookout Point last night.”
☮️ Read a book where a character has sex in a car OR with a 1 and 4 in the pages count OR with a couple that is very close on the cover. Please post the cover.
The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers, #3) by Gena Showalter The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18

6. Split
When you’re done and ready to get out of there, it’s time to split. Not in a literal sense, of course. Your body isn’t being ripped in half. We hope not, anyway.
Example: “Wish I could stick around, fellas, but I gotta split.”
☮️ Read a book with a scene where a character tells someone that they are leaving OR with a 5 in the page count OR with an item that is split on the cover. Please post the cover.
Lucky Charmed Sharla Lovelace 8/9/18

7. Heavy
It has nothing to do with somebody’s weight. This kind of heavy is all about emotional weight. The Beatles “She’s So Heavy” was meant as a compliment, not as a suggestion to start dieting.
☮️ Read a book where a character is emotional over something (Tell us what that is.) OR with a 7 in the page count OR with an item on the cover that makes you feel sad. Please post the cover.
Falling in love Born in Blood Alexandra Ivy 8/10/18

8. It’s a gas
The Rolling Stones probably weren’t talking about 19th century nitrous oxide parties—the slang’s origin—when they sang about “a gas gas gas” in their hit song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” During the 60s, a gas was any activity likely to inspire laughter.
Example: “You gotta make it to my party tonight. It’s gonna be a gas.”
☮️ Read a book with a character that is fun to be around OR with 8 in the page count OR with a happy person on the cover. Please post the cover.
Meant to Be Melody Grace 8/14/18

9. Fuzz
Why policemen were called the Fuzz during the 60s is anybody’s guess. Could it be the military style crew cuts that cops preferred during that decade? Possibly, but we may never know.
Example: “You better put that away unless you want to get busted by the fuzz.”
☮️ Read a book with a character that is a police officer OR with a 6 or 0 in the page count OR with something police related on the cover (badge, car, etc.). Please post the cover.
The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand 8/2/18

10. Hang loose
If you’ve opted to spend your day taking it easy and relaxing, then you are officially hanging loose. 
Example: “I was going to go to the office today, but I think I’ll just hang loose instead.”
☮️ Read a book where a character takes a well deserved day off OR with a 9 in the page count OR with a cover that where you would go on a day off. Please post the cover.
Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18

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