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Type about smart quotes and dumb quotes, and their frequent


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Type about smart quotes and dumb quotes, and their frequent misuse.

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➜ 26 Beatnik slang words and phrases we should all start using


  1. A shape in a drape
    A well-dressed person. “Usually she just wears jeans, but she sure is a shape in a drape in that dress.”
  2. Bright disease
    To know too much. “He has bright disease. Make sure he doesn’t rat us out.”
  3. Claws sharp
    Being well-informed on a number of subjects. “Reading Mental Floss keeps your claws sharp.”
  4. Dixie fried
    Drunk. “It’s Friday and the eagle flies tonight. Let’s go get dixie fried.”
  5. Everything plus
    Better than good-looking. “He wasn’t just built, he was everything plus.”
  6. Focus your audio
    Listen carefully. “Shut your trap and focus your audio. This is important.”
  7. Gin mill cowboy
    A bar regular. (A gin mill is a bar.) “Cliff Clavin was the _flossiest gin mill cowboy of all time.”
  8. Hanging paper
    Paying with forged checks. “I hope that chick who stole my purse last week goes to jail for hanging paper.”
  9. Interviewing your brains
    Thinking. “I can see you’re interviewing your brains, so I’ll leave you alone.”
  10. Jungled up
    Having a place to live, or specific living arrangements. “All I know is that he’s jungled up with that guy he met at the gin mill last month.”
  11. Know your groceries
    To be aware, or to do things well. (Similar to Douglas Adams’ “know where your towel is.”) “You can’t give a TED Talk on something unless you really know your groceries.”
  12. Lead sled
    A car, specifically one that would now be considered a classic model. “His parents gave him their old lead sled for his sixteenth birthday.”
  13. Mason-Dixon line
    Anywhere out of bounds, especially regarding personal space. “Keep your hands above the Mason-Dixon line, thanks.”
  14. Noodle it out
    Think it through. “You don’t have to make a decision right now. Noodle it out and call me back.”
  15. Off the cob
    Corny. “Okay, some of this old Beat slang is kinda off the cob.”
  16. Pearl diver
    A person who washes dishes. “I’m just a pearl diver at a greasy spoon, but it’s a job.”
  17. Quail hunting
    Picking up chicks. “I’m going quail hunting and you’re my wingman.”
  18. Red onion
    A hole in the wall; a really crappy bar. “I thought we were going somewhere nice but he just took me to the red onion on the corner.”
  19. Slated for crashville
    Out of control. “That girl’s been in college for five minutes and is already slated for crashville.”
  20. Threw babies out of the balcony
    A big success; interchangeable with “went down a storm.” “I was afraid the party would suck, but it threw babies out of the balcony.”
  21. Used-to-be
    An ex, a person you used to date. “I ran into my used-to-be in Kroger’s and I looked terrible.”
  22. Varicose alley
    The runway in a strip club. “Stay in school or you’ll be strutting varicose alley, girls.”
  23. Ways like a mowing machine
    An agricultural metaphor for impressive sexual technique, from the song “She’s a Hum Dinger” by Buddy Jones. “She’s long, she’s tall / She’s a handsome queen / She’s got ways like a mowing machine.” (Let us know if any of you ever successfully pull this one off in conversation.)
  24. X-ray eyes
    To understand something, to see through confusion. “That guy is so smart. He’s got x-ray eyes.”
  25. Yard
    A thousand dollars. “Yeah, it’s nice, but rent is half a yard a week. Let’s jungle up somewhere else.”
  26. Zonk on the head
    A bad thing. “It stormed all night and we lost power, but the real zonk on the head was when hail broke the bedroom window.”


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