How Does Modern-Day Slang Compare With Old-Timey Slang?

As long as there has been language, there have been words and phrases that “the kids are saying.” Slang, idioms and jargon make no sense literally and you must understand their hidden meanings. Slang changes from generation to generation, but we’re all talking about the same things. Still, if you were born in the early 1900’s, we don’t want you to be left out in the cold. Here are some old-timey slang words along with their modern-day counterpart. Welcome to the future, daddy-o!

“Dressed to the nines”

“You’re a wet blanket”

“Chew the fat”

“My gal”


“That’s horsefeathers!”



“Nobody home”




Kids these days!  Give this a share on Facebook and show everyone you’re the “cat’s pajamas”, the “bees-knees” the…well you get the idea.