Are you familiar with 1950s slang?
Let's roll back the clock, and listen in... yep, it's the 1950's.
If you were not around in the fifties, you may be surprised by the slang that was popular. Are you ready for your 1950s slang lesson?
Put on your blue jeans and T-shirt, and turn on some rock-n-roll...it's time to go back to the fifties!
Slang is a staple of all teens no matter where they live or what era you are talking about, but the 50's had something special.
If you don't believe me, just turn on any re-run of the popular TV show Happy Days and listen to Fonzie, known as "The Fonz." That says it all.
One of the main characteristics of the 1950s slang was the added "ville" to many of their words. Many of these words, in fact most words can have "ville" added to them.
This is just a sampling of what you can do with words, and what teens in the 50's did could get pretty creative.
Now, this is not a complete list of all the 1950s slang that was used...
Just the best of the best...according to me!
If you are planning to have a 1950's Rock-n-Roll party it's fun to have a cheat sheet of the cool 1950s slang for your guests so you can all be totally cool and sound like you are back in the 1950s!
Okay, let's do this!
Yes, this is really the vocabulary from the fifties. When used it sounds something like this...
all you Chickie babies, Cool cats, Greasers, and Motor heads. You are
hip to a whole new sound, so put on your best threads, lose the squares,
and get ready to head to fat city for the biggest bash of the weekend.
Let's get cranked and have a blast!
Now, the 1950s slang is very cool but I though you might like to hear some facts about life in the 50's too.
In the 1950s the most popular baby names were:
They all look like pretty normal names. You won't have trouble pronouncing them or even spelling them!
No Aidan, Ava, Isabella, Franklin, Benjamin or Apple on the list! And these are the easy ones.
Some of the names parents give kids these days are very difficult to pronounce! And of course the various ways that the names are spelled has to be factored in as well. For example: Emily then is Emilee now...go figure!
Wow, those were the good old days when you could actually pronounce and spell a kids name!
In the 1950's, it was believed that tonsils were not real important and that all they did was make you sick. So, in the 50s having them removed was practically a rite of passage for kids. And who in their right mind wouldn't want to have all the ice cream you could eat?
1950's teen trends
Popular toys in the 1950's:
Okay, so now when you have your 1950's rockin teen party you will have the lingo down and be the coolest cat in town!
Don't forget about all the other awesome stuff from the 1950s era, like the coolest 1950s cars, the fashion, television in the 1950s, 1950s music, and of course, the retro candy!
A 50's Candy Time Capsule is a must!