Monday, April 26, 2010

1950s American Slang Word(s) of the Day #23

Our 1950's American slang word(s) of the day today is:

Jail bait: 1. Any person as a minor criminal, esp. a female with whom one makes an acquaintance at the risk of getting into trouble; specifically a woman of such compelling attractiveness that men will take to crime in order to furnish her wants. 2. Specifically an attractive girl who has not reached the legal age of consent;because having "carnal knowledge" of a minor is considered a major crime in most states.


Example: Hey Bruce, Homey and me heard you got some of that jail bait from down off the pier. Keep her away from us! You better watch yourself friend, before you know it you'll be pullin' three to five.

Clarification: hello there Bruce. Homer and I heard tell that you are keeping acquaintance with quite an attractive young girl who has not yet reached the legal age of consent. We ask that you please refrain from bringing her anywhere near us. You would do good to be closely observant of your behavior in this matter or before you even have time to become aware of it you will be serving a sentence of approximately three to five years in a penitentiary institution.

16 comments:

  1. That reminds me of a movie "Reform School Girls"!!Zootsuitmama

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  2. Off topic - I just wanted to tell you I have added a "labels" list on the right hand side of both my blogs. You can now click on a label (ie Cats again) and pick up all the similar posts.
    Cheers....Bernard

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  3. Hope everything is OK over on the other side of the "pond"?
    Your lovely blog has gone very quiet. :(
    Missing you.
    Cheers.......Bernard.

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  4. i loved your blog! (: and i following you
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  5. YOU have a cool blog, I enjoyed my visit here.
    Thanks for having my hubby's link on your bloglist...super nice.

    love for you to check out my vintage blog
    www.bouquetoftulleroses.blogspot.com
    thank you.

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  6. Love this.Jail bait sounds like a delicious pulp fiction novel.

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  7. Language is my second hobby. Our lexicon has undergone some interesting changes even over the last 50 years. Imagine what humans will say in 50 more years... :)

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  8. Lots of vintage fun on this blog! I think I'm going to go back and read your blog from the start!

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  9. Brilliant fun - I love etymology and retro stuff, so what could be better? Put you on my new links page, thank you for having me on your blogroll too :)

    Cheers, Lidian

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  10. Heh Heh.. a saying me and my friends of a certain age still use on rare occasion. (Only with the utmost integrity and respect mind you)

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  11. Great blog! i am working on an article about the Top ten Nostalgia blogs. I sure do like yours. Wondering if you have suggestions for others/ i can be reached at dianne@cdiannezweig.com

    Also come by for a visit,
    Dianne
    kitsch n Stuff

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  12. Another comment...i forgot to tell you , that i have added you to my blog roll. Stop by for a visit and perhaps add me to yours...would love to be blogging friends, D

    Dianne
    kitsch n Stuff

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  13. LOL! I love your blog and will be adding it to my blog roll! Very original and creative!

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  15. I've seen that movie so many times that it's not even funny. Your blog is the best.

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