Rabbit Trail: Talk like a Greaser
Estimated Time: 5 Minutes
Throughout this book, the author uses the slang language of the greasers, socs and hoods. This is called vernacular. Here are some of the words that you may not use in your everyday talk.
Digs: Digs is a verb and it means to like something.
Movie House: a movie theater
Get Jumped: to be suddenly attacked.
Souped Up: to make something more impressive by adding to it
Pop Bottle: a glass soda bottle
Stuck Pig: a reference to when people used to butcher their pigs for meat at home
Drag Race: a car race
A Rumble: a fight between gangs
Rolled a Drunk: means to search a passed out drunk for valuables.
Savvy: to understand
The Fuzz: the police
A Doll: a very attractive person
Heater: a gun
Rat Race: a way of life where you are constantly trying to make more money and power
Did you find any other words that were unfamiliar to you?