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Cab Calloway’s "Hepster Dictionary," a 1939 Glossary of the Lingo (the "Jive") of the Harlem Renaissance


I'm a sucker for jargon dictionaries. Thank you for sharing this.

I've seen a number of discussions lately about convenience culture. It's interesting to see how words like hard meant something particularly good during the era of this slang.

Startling contrast, and a nice reminder.

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Toootim is for toootin'
(Main instance language is Hebrew)

מצטרפות/ים חדשות למסטודון מוזמנות בחום לעיין במדריך "ברוכות הבאות למסטודון".