Hi folks, today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the popular slang used in the 1920’s to describe popular people that everyone wanted to know. Out list contains eight names – can you think of any more? Reply in the comments below.
1. Big Egg & Butter Man – a man with a sizeable bank account, who was able to provide for his lady.
2. Big Cheese – someone who was very important.
3. Great on the Shindig – someone who really knew his/her way around the dancefloor.
4. Jazz Hound – originally meant someone who loved to dance, but recently has taken on a more jazz-related meaning due to the growing trend of Jazz in the 1920’s.
5. Bright Young Things – a term used to describe trendsetters of the 1920’s.
6. Sheik – a sexy, irresistible man.
7. Thrill – someone who was consider to be popular and a good time to hand around with.
8. Jack – not a man, but money. Knowing a man with a lot of jack, would be a good thing.
We had some great guesses on our Fort Edmonton Park Facebook Page. Can you think of any others? Let us know.