Started by: dostaf (inactive)

What was all that about?

I often pull Jarvo's leg about the subject, so I had a bit of a google.

Not usually a fan of Americanisms, but quie enjoyed this:

slang Words

Earlier I looked up 'Daddy O'

That reliable source of info, The Urban Dictionary is quite conradictory.



Mid 50's to mid-60's beatnik/hipster slang.
Somewhat equivalent to today's "dude" or "man" but with a much cooler zen-bohemian and/or streetwise hipster attitude.

Skoopy loopy koo! Skippitty dippitty wah wah wah!Like, dig that jazz, daddy-o!

Followd closely by



(noun) slang for an older man that you do not respect
(adj) synonmous w/ cool, killer, boss, groovy, etc

Mind you, we all remember about the snig incident.


Started: 27th Dec 2012 at 19:27

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

December explanation of snig info gathered from Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: jo anne (14410)

I've checked in the urban dictionary and this is the definition applicable here:

Wigan term for a freshwater Eel found in the area in the canal, River Douglas or ponds. Occasionally eaten as a delicacy by some locals
'I went out carp fishing but all I got was snigs'

'I was in St Patricks Club and two lads tried to sell me a dead snig for a Fiver...'

Apparently, an edit was suggested.

Replied: 1st Dec 2010 at 21:08
Last edited by jo anne: 27th Aug 2011 at 20:17:23

She'll believe owt, that Jo Anne

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 19:36

Posted by: kryten (inactive)


Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 19:50

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)


There must be some pics of Gareth Hale (Hale & Pace) as 'Groovy Wordbender' out there, but I can't find any.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 19:55

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'She'll believe owt, that Jo Anne'

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 19:55
Last edited by jo anne: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:03:03

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

She weren't a beatnik.

Or was she?

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:01

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Edited as such a nasty link - I couldn't believe anyone could be that awful when I first saw that. But seeing is believing.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:05

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

The vile woman certinly had no shame. EDIT Woman featured in another thread, caught on CCTV, defacating on supermarket floor,

Reminds me of the hippie and the genie joke though.

Hippie finds bottle on California beach, out comes genie and gives him a wish.

"I wanna be in the groove, man"

And with a flash, the genie turned him into a bog roll.


Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:11
Last edited by dostaf: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:28:52

Posted by: lizziedownunder (7069) 

Dostaf you are the best for early morning laughs at 6.48am

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Did you read the snig thread, Lizzie?

That one had me in tears laughing, and still does.

Snig thread

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:22

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Sorry for being downbeat - a more upbeat link:

'Beatnik - was a media stereotype of the 1950s to mid 1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s and violent film images, along with a cartoonish depiction of the real-life people and the spiritual quest in Jack Kerouac's autobiographical fiction.'

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:34

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

You forgot to include that bit about them mauling each other's wives, Jo Anne.

They were a rum lot by all accounts.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Hanna Barbera's series Top Cat features Spook, a beatnik cat; and their series Scooby Doo, features a beatnik character Shaggy. In the animated series The Simpsons, the parents of character Ned Flanders are beatniks who have him placed in a mental institution as a child after they have trouble disciplining his bad behavior (Complains his mother: "We've tried nothin', and we're all out of ideas!").


Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:40

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I only read the first bit.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:42

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I only read the interesting bits.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:42

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)


In her memoir, Minor Characters, Joyce Johnson described how the stereotype was absorbed into American culture:

"Beat Generation" sold books, sold black turtleneck sweaters and bongos, berets and dark glasses, sold a way of life that seemed like dangerous fun—thus to be either condemned or imitated. Suburban couples could have beatnik parties on Saturday nights and drink too much and fondle each other’s wives


Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:44

Posted by: lizziedownunder (7069) 

Oh Lord this is a good place to be on a Friday morning

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:44

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Never mind Friday Morning.

You shoulsd try a Beatnik party on a Saturday night.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:46

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

And 'If you can't Beatnik, don't join 'em' as I always say.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:49

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Sound advice

I feel a caption comp coming.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:53

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

Hurry up! I've got one! 'Beret Christmas!'

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 20:57

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

It's on General.

What was thet French onion-seller look all about?

I wonder if Jarvo knows.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 21:02

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

I'm not confident 'Beret Christmas!' works, I'm thinking about St Nick/ Beatnik, but that's not working either.

French onion-seller ... not sure - I'll (9.) interview my brains.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 21:09

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I don't think 'shape in a drape' applies, to her.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 21:13

Posted by: jo anne (33512) 

'Beatnik Fashion Weep' - I don't think I've found the best brain cell to interview yet.

Replied: 27th Dec 2012 at 21:30

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

Ned Flanders's parents were Beatniks - darn, diddly, darn diddly...

The Simpsons

Replied: 28th Dec 2012 at 13:23

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Innit good when knowlwdge comes from this drivel?

Replied: 28th Dec 2012 at 13:41

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

The Bohemians complete with cherries.

Replied: 28th Dec 2012 at 13:49
Last edited by ayrefield: 28th Dec 2012 at 13:58:42

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Are those two into pol..

Better not.

Replied: 28th Dec 2012 at 14:18


Note: You must login to use this feature.

If you haven't registered, why not join now?. Registration is free.