Did you ever wonder how long some of the slang words we say been around? Over the years we used and re-used words that we don't realize have a long history. I know with our generation there are plenty of slang terms that will be probably still used fifty years from now. While interviewing Jesse Marquez for our Wilmington documentary he was telling us some of the words he used back in the 1940s' and 1950's. Jesse composed a nice list of slang terms that his generation used in Wilmington. Most of the words are common cholo slang still used till this day and some I never heard of. It is interesting that some words we heard all all lives are over 50 years old.
Slang Word Meaning
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courtesy of Old Memories Los Angeles
What slang words old or new do you like using?
What words would you like to bring back?
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