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- Oct 2022
This method wasespecially popular during the 1920's and 30's, which period wasalso characterized by the shift in emphasis from oral readingto silent reading. It was found that ability to read orally didnot necessarily mean ability to read silently and that instruction in oral reading was not always adequate if silent readingwas the goal.
- Jul 2021
- dough, bread: money,
- vamp: (of women)
- Sheik: a attractive man (from Valentino film)
- and how!: indeed!
- putting on the Ritz: dressing up, 1929 Putting on the Ritz with reference to Ritz Hotel
- Ragamuffin: a bedraggled or messy person
- tomato: a pretty woman "ready for the picking"
- wet blanket: a killjoy (used to put out a fire)
- whopee: having a really good time (sex)
- fried, smoked, bent, zozzled, ossified: drunk
- bump off: to kill someone (from gangster culture)
- cheaters: glasses
- hot: stolen
- hock: pawn something for quick cash
- petting party: get together of men and women where kissing or petting occurred
- bob: short haircut style
- heebie jeebies: shaking or trembling as a result of psychological
- it: sex appeal, from eponymous film title starring Clara Bow