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Vernacular (90)

June 12, 2022

Weekends were made for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt.

Vernacular (90)

“Hey, youse guys, check out the dame.”


“The brunette, some dish, yeah?”

This was one of the weird things about Carl. After a few beers, he’d start talking in the vernacular of 1930’s/40’s Warner Brothers crime movies. Imagine James Cagney wearing a Todd Snyder Mystic Aqua polo over a pair of 5” faded black shorts.

“She’s aces. But you got the lettuce?” Eric loved playing along.

Carl stood, squared his shoulders and adjusted an imaginary fedora. “I’m no crumb, pal. I’m made in the shade.”

Carl really shouldn’t drink.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2022 7:40 am

    I’d love to have witnessed that, nice one Michael!

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  2. June 12, 2022 8:41 am

    ‘youse guys’–we always said that in Jersey! Down here, they say ‘ya’llses.’ Craziness.

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  3. June 12, 2022 9:37 am

    🙂😆😂 love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. June 12, 2022 9:38 am

    Or talk. Nicely done and interesting take on the word, Michael,

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  5. June 13, 2022 10:26 am

    Haha! Great fun to read.

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