Peel Your Ears While I Vomit on the Table: Learn to Speak HipsterS

The word 'hipster' is wildly misused, (including by me). It actually refers to cool jazz-era cats from the 20s to the 60s. You need to know your groceries, so check this collection of their genuine hipster slang.

From the Guardian, who snaffled it in turn from a book called Straight From the Fridge, A Dictionary of Hipster Slang by Max Decharne.

(On a related note: we, and by we I mean I, need a new term to refer to scene-y people in lower Manhattan between the ages of 18 and 40. You know, the ones who used to go to Beatrice and the Jane and are referred to as hipsters even though they never use any of the below phraseology. Place suggestions in the box. Thanks.)

BARBECUE:

A hot-looking lady.

BOIL MY CABBAGE:

Blues slang for sex.

BUCKET OF BLOOD:

A spit and sawdust bar.

BUNK HABIT:

Lounging around while others smoke opium, and inhaling the fumes.

BUTTER-AND-EGG:

Out-of-town sucker, free with his money.

CHICAGO OVERCOAT:

Coffin.

CHICAGO LIGHTNING:

Gunfire.

COLD MEAT PARTY

A funeral.

COMMUNITY JOY RIDE

A druggie party.

DEAD SOLDIERS

Empty beer bottles.

DIME DROPPER

An informer (someone who drops a dime in payphone to call the cops).

FACE LIKE A RUSSIAN FLAG

Embarrassed, ie red.

FLORIDA HONEYMOON

A dirty weekend.

FREE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Out of work, unemployed.

HAEMOPHILIA OF THE LARYNX

A blabbermouth.

HARLEM SUNSET

Knife wounds.

HAVE ONE ON THE CITY

Drink some water.

HOT SQUAT/JUICE JOLT

The electric chair.

JACK RABBIT BLOOD

Habitual prison escaper.

KNOW YOUR GROCERIES

Be hip, aware, alert to the situation.

LONGHAIRS

Non-hipsters, squares, lovers of straight music.

MATTRESS ROUTE

Sleeping your way to the top.

MOOSE-EYES

A leering dude.

OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE

Vintage liquor or wine.

PREPARING BAIT

Putting on makeup.

PULLING THE DUTCH ACT

Committing suicide.

RIDING ACADEMY

Brothel.

ROUNDHEELS

Party girl (deriving from a supposed natural ability to regularly fall over backwards).

THE SCRAMBLE EGG TREATMENT

A sex show.

SCREWED, BLUED AND TATTOOED

A wild night out.

SINHOUND

A priest.

SNIFFING ARIZONA PERFUME

Going to the gas chamber.

STRAIGHT FROM THE FRIDGE

Cool. Obviously.

TAKEN OFF THE PAYROLL

Killed/assassinated.

THAT VIBRATES ME

I'm impressed, I really like it.

THROW THAT DIRT IN YOUR FACE

Being buried.

TORSO-TOSSER

Hootchie-coochie dancer, stripper.

VOMIT ON THE TABLE

Speak up.

WEEK AT THE KNEES

Unsuccessful courtship.

YOUR ROOF IS LEAKING

You're a bit crazy.