5.30.2010

HIGH YELLOW

I'M NOT GOING TO CAPTION THESE PER SE, BUT I WILL MAKE THE FOLLOWING NOTES: I SAW TWO OF THESE PEOPLE'S PENISES ON FRIDAY [SOFT :(], SHEFFIELD IS A QUIET CITY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW HOUSEMATES, I KIND OF WANT BOOBS AGAIN (I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD PASS THIS AFTERNOON. THE ANSWER IS YES, OF COURSE I COULD. ALL I NEED IS TO GET RID OF THE BODY HAIR AND I'M DEAD NICE. MY HIPPY SILHOUETTE WOULD MAKE PERFECT SENSE THEN), IS IT TIME TO JUST ACCEPT THAT I'M CHUNKY?, I'M GONNA DO A CONCEPT RECORD BASED ON ZORA NEALE HURSTON'S GLOSSARY OF HARLEM SLANG, FLOWERS ARE NICE. IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS ASK ME, BUT RIGHT NOW I... I JUST... I CAN'T.











FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Air out: leave, flee, stroll
Astorperious: haughty, biggity
Aunt Hagar: Negro race (also Aunt Hager's children)
Bad Hair: Negro-type hair
Bailing: having fun
Bam & down in Bam: down South
Battle-hammed: badly fomed about the lips
Beating up your gums: talking to no purpose
Beluthahatchie: next station beyond Hell
Big boy: stout fellow, in South it means fool
Blowing your top: getting very angry; occasionally used to mean, He's doing fine
Boogie-woogie: type of dancing and rhythm, in South it meant secondary syphilis
Bull-skating: bragging
Butt sprung: a suit or a skirt out of shape in the rear
Coal scuttle blonde: black woman
Cold: exceeding, well, etc
Collar a nod: sleep
Collor a hot: eat a meal
Colorscale: high yaller, yaller, high brown, vaseline brown, seal brown, low brown, dark brown
Conk buster: cheap liquor; also an intellectual Negro
Cruising: parading down the avenue
Cut: doing something well
Dark black: a casually black person
Dat thing: sex of either sex
Dat's your mammy: same as, "So is your old man"
Diddy-Wah-Diddy: a far place, a measure of distance
Dig: understand
Draped down: dressed in the height of Harlem fashion
Dumb to the fact: you don't know what you are talking about
Dusty butt: cheap prostitute
Eight-rock: very black person
Every postman on his beat: kinky hair
First thing smoking: a train
Frail eel: a pretty girl
Free school: free schools, pretty yellow teachers and dumb Negroes
Function: a small, unventilated dance
Gator-faced: long, black face with big mouth
Getting on some stiff time: really doing well with your racket
Get you to go: to force the opponent to run
Ginny Gall: a suburb of Helll
Gif up off of me: quit talking about me
Go when the wagon comes: You may be acting biggity now, but you'll cool down when enough power gets behind you
Good hair: Caucasian-type hair
Granny Grunt: a mythical character to whom most questions may be referred
Ground rations: sex, also under rations
Gum beater: a blowhard, a braggart
Gut-bucket: low dive, type of music
Gut-foot: bad case of fallen arches
Handkerchief-head: sycophant type of Negro; also an Uncle Tom
Hauling: fleeing on foot
I don't deal in coal: I don't keep company with black women
I'm cracking but I'm facking: I'm wisecracking, but I'm telling the truth
Inky dink: very black person
I shot him lightly and he died politely: I completely outdid him
Jar head: Negro man
Jelly: sex
Jig: Negro, a corrupted shortening of Zigaboo
Jook: a pleasure house, in the class of gut-bucket
Jooking: playing a musical instrument or dancing in the manner of the jooks
Juice: liquor
July jam: something very hot
Jump salty: get angry
Kitchen mechanic: a domestic
Knock yourself out: have a good time
Lightly, slightly, and politely: doing things perfectly
Little sister: measures of hotness
Liver-lip: pendulous, thick purple lips
Made hair: hair that has been straightened
Mammy: a term of insult
Miss Anne: a white woman
Mister Charlie: a white man
Monkey chaser: a West Indian
Mug Man: a small time thug
My people!: sad and satiric expression in the Negro language
Naps: kinky hair
Nearer my God to Thee: good hair
Nothing to the bear but his curly hair: I call your bluff
Now you cookin' with gas: now your talking
Ofay: white person
Old cuffee: Negro
Palmer House: walking flat-footed
Pancake: a humble type of Negro
Park ape: an ugly, underprivileged Negro
Peckerwood: poor and unloved class of Southern whites
Peeping through my likkers: carrying on even though drunk
Pe-ola: a very white Negro girl
Piano: spare ribs
Pig meat: young girl
Pilch: house or apartment
Pitch toes: yellow girl
Playing the dozens: low-rating the ancestors of your opponent
Red neck: poor Southern white man
Reefer: marijuana cigarette, also a drag
Righteous mass or grass: good hair
Righteous rags: the components of a Harlem-style suit
Rug-cutter: originally a person frequenting house-rent parties, became a good dancer
Russian: a Southern Negro up north, "Rushed up here"
Scrap iron: cheap liquor
Sell out: run in fear
Sender: he or she who can get you to go, i.e., has what it takes
Smoking: looking someone over
Solid: perfect
Sooner: anything cheap and mongrel
Stanch: to begin
Stomp: low dance
Stormbuzzard: shiftless, homeless character
Stroll: doing something well
Sugar Hill: northwest sector of Harlem, near Washington Heights, many professionals
The bear: confession of poverty
The big apple: New York City
The man: the law or powerful boss
Thousand on a plate: beans
Tight head: one with kinky hair
Trucking: strolling
V and X: five-and-ten-cent store
West Hell: another suburb of Hell, worse than the original
What's on the rail for the lizard?: suggestion for moral turpitude
Whip it to the red: beat your head until it is bloody
Woofing: aimless talk
Young suit: ill-fitting, too small
Your likker told you: misguided behavior
Zigaboo: a Negro
Zoot suit with the reet pleat: Harlem style suit, padded shoulders, 43-inch trousers at the knee with small cuffs, high waistline

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