Friday Funday: 1920s Slang

Happy Friday dear readers! I hope all of your Fridays are passing quickly as we head into the winter holidays and vacation time. My vacation is starting a bit early, with my whole family home today and dragging me out to see Catching Fire for a second time, so this post will be a bit brief because I need to go and get my Jennifer Lawrence on (yeeessss).

As you all know, I’m a big fan of bringing back awesome obsolete words and phrases, because more often than not that are infinitely cooler the things we say now. This is especially the case when it comes to slang, which’s why I was so happy when a good writing friend of mine sent me this post on Thought Catalog of 59 More Slang Phrases From The 1920s We Should Start Using Again. Yolo and twerk have got nothing on some of these bad boys! Make sure you check out the entire list here, and in the meantime, here are some of the highlights to pique your interest along with some helpful memes and gifs to help you learn the new slang. Enjoy, and happy Friday!

Baby Vamp: a very popular young woman or an attractive girl.

“Banana Oil!”: “That’s doubtful.”

Beat Session: a gossip session between two males, consisting of idle chatter.

Burning with a Blue Flame: drunk

(Other slang for drunk: “boiled as an owl,” and “lit up like the commonwealth,” among others)

Cast a Kitten: to throw a temper tantrum.

“Ish Kabibble!”: “Who cares?” , “No worries!”

“Nerts!”: “That’s awesome!”

Togged to the Bricks: dressed to the nines.


Friday Funday: Pretty People Reading

Happy Friday dear readers! I hope your Friday is going as quickly as possible and that you aren’t working too hard. So, I had a few of my male readers gripe at me about last Friday’s (Hot) Guys Reading post, saying that I was being biased and unfair for only including men in the post. Well, we can’t have that, now can we? So, since I’m all about equality between the sexes, this week I give you pretty people reading, both men *and* women, because fair’s fair. Have a happy Friday everyone! 

Friday Funday: (Hot) Guys Reading

Happy Friday everyone! It is *freezing* in the Bay Area right now (by our standards, anyway), and that’s putting a bit of a damper on our Friday/weekend plans. It’s hard to be motivated to go out and have adventures when there’s ice on your car at night (true story. Like I said, *freezing*). So, to warm things up a bit, here are some pictures of male celebrities reading. Because…well, it’s hot guys reading. No more need be said, am I right, ladies? Enjoy, and happy Friday!

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Friday Funday: Reading Gifs

Happy Friday dear readers! I hope you all survived the Thanksgiving feast and are having a lovely day of frugal shopping on this Black Friday…or at least one where you didn’t get punched in the face over an Xbox at Walmart. I’m admittedly still a bit slow from post-tryptophan lethargy and therefore don’t have the mental energy to do much more than look at Reddit today, so for today’s Friday Funday here are some fun reading gifs for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and have a wonderful rest of your Black Friday!

Friday Funday: All the Writer Memes!

We made it to another Friday dear readers! Congratulations! It has been a busy writing week for me because I am leaving early tomorrow morning for sunny Los Angeles for the weekend! Woo! I’m so excited! But there’s no rest for the wicked (wicked cool writers, that is), so I’ve been trying to write double time to make up for the three days I’ll be losing while visiting friends down south. That doesn’t mean I can’t take a quick break to celebrate the fact that it’s Friday, though, so in honor of the weekend here are a few more fun writer memes that are eerily apt descriptions of what this past week has been like for me. Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend dear readers!

Friday Funday: Reminders That Spelling and Grammar Matter (A Lot)

Happy Friday dear readers! I hope your Friday is going as well as mine is, but on the off chance that it isn’t, here is a fun little post to cheer you up and get you through the last few hours before the weekend officially arrives!

Grammar Nazis get a bad rap, but let’s face it: there are times when grammar and spelling *really* matter. Doing these things incorrectly can cause errors that might not be all that great for you (especially if you’re the guy pictured above). They are, however, hilarious for the rest of us, and therefore the perfect distraction for a Friday afternoon. So, without further ado, here are just a few of many, many funny reminders of why spelling and grammar matter. Enjoy, and have a wonderful Friday!

Friday Funday: Great Novels Remade by Cats

Happy Friday dear readers! I hope your last work day before the weekend is going as smoothly as possible.

A few years back, Buzzfeed put together a list of some of the best Photoshopped book covers of all time, altering classic novels as if they had been written with cats in mind. These fictional works of kitty fiction (how meta) feature adjusted titles and book covers, and the writers over at Buzzfeed even included brief synopses. All of them are great, so be sure to check out the entire list here, but in the mean time, here are some of the highlights. Enjoy!

Crossing between London and Paris, this Dickensian story of disparate lives of alley cats versus aristocats paints a stark portrait of feline famine in prerevolutionary France and the inequities inherent between tabby cats and pure breeds.

Catsby, being a cat, doesn’t really care all that much about neighboring cat, Daisy. He really keeps staring at the lighthouse because he thinks it’s a laser and he wants to try and catch it. And he wouldn’t be caught dead near any pool: you DO know that thing is FILLED with water, right??

After being framed for peeing on the bedroom carpet by the dog and exiled into the super-cold-tile-floor laundry room by cruel Dad, the Cat of Monte Cristo embarks on an elaborate plot of revenge, revealing Dad’s online pornography habit and the dog’s sordid defacement of family heirlooms all during a family reunion.

An epically long tale about kitty love triangles, kitty father-son-brother relationships, kitty religious skepticism, kitty descents into madness, kitty murder and catnip-drenched orgies.