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This section outlines slang, euphemisms and expressions that are used to create authenticity for the Grand. While most of these terms are focused on the 1920s, some of the words outlines below originate from different eras.

A Snap

Something which is quick or easy.

Above My Pay Grade*

Information that is beyond someone's expected knowledge threshold.

Ab-so-lute-ly

Agreement in the affirmative.

Airtight

Someone who is extremely desirable or attractive.

Attaboy

A congratulatory statement.

Balled Up

Confused and/or messed up.

Baloney

Complete nonsense.

Baby

Another word for sweetheart. Can also be used to denote something of high value or respect.

Baby Vamp

A woman considered attractive or popular.

Bank's Closed

Not interested in kissing or fooling around.

Barneymugging

Euphemism for sex.

Beat It

Another word for scram.

Batty

Driving someone crazy.

Berries

Term applied to something or someone attractive or pleasing.

Bible Belt

Area in the South and Midwestern United States where Christian fundamentalism flourishes.

Bimbo

Slang for tough guy.

Bingo

Used to express satisfaction at a sudden positive outcome.

Bird

A term for odd or strange which applies to either gender.

Bird Cage

Elevator car.

Black Tuesday

Also known as the Great Crash of 1929.

Blower

Slang for the telephone.

Blowhard

A braggart and/or a bully.

Bonkers*

Someone who is insane or referring to the absurdity of an idea.

Boondocks*

Somewhere that is in the middle-of-nowhere.

Bootleg

Alcohol that has been illegally produced.

Brainchild*

The product of one's creative mind.

Bronx Cheer

Loud spluttering noise to show disapproval.

Bub

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