The Beats of the 1950s knew their way around slang town
Let’s give it up for the Beats/Beatniks. They knew how to craft some memorable slang. Those cats from the 1950s may have passed from social prominence, but you gotta hand it to ‘em — they knew how to cook up some words.
In this short article on WiseTribe, I look at (by way of Mental Floss) some of the great slang terms conjured up by the Beats back in the 1950s. I say we bring ’em back.