Talking Woodstock

The parlance of the times, circa 1969, is translated for the post-Woodstock generation.

Back in 1969, the following words held meanings beyond their dictionary ones…;

Axe: Any musical instrument, or any tool you use to do your art

Ball:  (as a noun) A good time; (as a verb) Sexual intercourse

Bread: Money (“I’m broke – man, can you lay some bread on me?”)

Freak: Insiders’ synonym for hippie (possibly coined by Frank Zappa)

Fuzz: The police

Gas: Sublime (“They’ve never sounded better – that was a gas!”)

Head: Insiders’ term for a member of the counterculture (possibly coined by Ken Kesey)

Lid: An ounce of marijuana

Mike: Microgram

Pig: Hippies’ term for the police

Rap: To speak/communicate in the language of hip

Ripped: Under the influence of an illegal substance

Roach: A small butt of marijuana