Knick-knack, this Old Man…

 Hey gang, guess where I’ve been? Back in the Midwest, cavorting with former high school classmates. It was a reunion – small because originally there were only 32 graduates, or were there 33? None of us fully recall the details, but what can it matter after all these years?
I was gratified that nobody died in Vietnam, though a few have passed on from the twists and turns of life. The guys looked like old men (see below) but the ladies did not (see below)
We hugged and laughed and drank and sang – and I heard several of the phrases I’ve posted. From A – Z, here’s more.
Hope you get a kick out of them 😉
 -K-
Kicks
noun; pastime, activity done for pleasure. “She gets her kicks by going to the beach.”
Knock
verb; criticize, insult. “He just sits around and knocks people.”
Kook
noun; non-conformist. “Look at the kook. He’s wearing a pink pants.”
-L-
Lingo
noun; speech, language dialect. “Hippies speak strange lingo.”
Loaded
adjective; Rich. “That guy is really loaded.” Drunk, intoxicated. “After the party he sure was loaded.” (Crocked, stoned, boozed)
Loot
noun; money. “How much loot is the speeding ticket going to cost you? (Bread, dough)
-M-
 Man
interjection; an expression of feeling with no real meaning. “Man, that was a hard test.”
 Mess
noun; bunch, group, a lot of. “There’s a mess of kids who always hangs out at Taco’s.”
-N-
 Neat
adjective; better than average, good, great. “What a neat ring!”
 Nowhere
adjective; not very good, not acceptable. “That song is nowhere.”
-O-
Old lady
noun; mother, wife, girlfriend.  “My old lady burned the pancakes.”
Old man
noun. Father, husband, boyfriend.  “Her old man has the wheels so she can’t go.”
Out of it
adjective; naive, not keeping up with the times. “He’s so old he’s out of it.”  Drunk. Loaded. ” He was so out of it.  I didn’t understand a word he said.”
-P-
Pissed
verb; angry, mad. “Is she pissed at you?”
Plastered
adjective; drunk, intoxicated. “He only drank a little bit but he sure got plastered.” (Loaded, crocked, stoned.)
Punk
noun; bothersome person, one the speaker dislikes. “Don’t bother me, you punk!”
Put (someone) on
try to put something over on someone. Joke.  “I don’t believe that story. You’re putting me on.”

My nickname PJ didn’t yet exist in high school. Guess what my classmates called me? Sadly, it wasn’t Patricia, my nobly-generated given name. I only heard “Patricia” when my mother was mightily mad at me.

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