I am currently working on my short novel titled “Postcard Angel” — set in 1917 — about an innocent girl who gets caught up in “Naughty Postcard Modeling” and becomes the world’s first Pin-up.
I came across some relevant period words which still have a place today.
See if you can use one of these in conversation:
Bootlicker – slang noun, Brown-noser, butt-licker
Fimble-Famble – noun, Lame excuse
Graft – noun, verb, Hard work, to work hard
Hook it – verb, To escape or run away
Munge – verb phrase, To make a mess of things
Off his/her onion – adjective, Eccentric, out there or just plain crazy
Skimble–skamble – adjective Demented, confused