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Anybody up on 1930s slang?

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Tarzan Triumphant. 1932. Gunner is a Chicago hood who is wandering around Africa with Lafayette Smith, a geologist.

 

Speaking of Lafe, he says to himself, "I seen pipies what ain't as much of a nut as that guy; but," he added, "he's a regular guy at that. You can't help likin' him."

 

Pipies??

 

In Australia the pipi is a small shellfish, but that doesn't seem to fit, and why would a 30s Chi-town hoodlum know about Aussie baitfish anywho?

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Ha!!  I got it.  A Trix question.  So .... just how many of us do you think were around in the 1930s??  That can still play CAS??

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http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/pip

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45 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

 A Trix question.  So .... just how many of us do you think were around in the 1930s??

You are confused.

 

Trix are for kids, and no one from the 1930s would be considered a kid.

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Gunner thinks Lafe is kinda crazy - just wandering around in the jungle looking at rocks. And he doesn't understand most of what Lafe says, but that's all right. Lafe doesn't understand most of what he says either. But he likes him.

 

This one might apply.

 

a person who acts like they know everything but actually knows nothing

 

Or maybe this one.

 

a real character; sometimes a pain in the ass

 

Since he appears to be speaking derogatoritively (you s'pose that's a word?) of people he knew in Chicago.

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I asked my pa Blue Boy sass46773 age 100 if he knew the term, as it would have been his teen years, and he did not.

Sorry we cant help

 

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