1. Old phrase that means: What are you thinking? Technically it means: I'll give you a penny if you tell me what you are thinking. It's silly to give a penny or receive one for your thoughts so no one ever does. Peter Frampton used it for the title of his guitar instrumental that can be heard on Frampton Comes Alive.
Penny for your thoughts? Um...let's eat?
Older term that means extremely strange but is usually heard in reference to a gay person. There never was a three dollar bill...thus the rarity.
Hey Rufus, whatever happened to that guy down the street who always wore pink?
I dunno Henry, he was queer as a three dollar bill!
Term made famous by Bugs Bunny meaning a pushover, or one easily fooled.
A dope, fool, idiot, or nincompoop.
Unbelievably stupid person.
Might have been derived from moron: adding an extra letter "o" to moron meaning double-moron, thus a maroon.
Usually preceded by the words "what a"...
He thought he was eating chocolate ice cream but it was
vanilla with chocolate syrup--what a maroon!
He thought that wax fruit was real--what a maroon!
He fell in love with a stripper again--what a maroon!
Taken from the old Joe Palooka comic strip: a big boxer hero that helped fight the bad guys.
The word palooka has now become somewhat of a negative term usually preceded by the word "big".
Large man, clumsy man, oaf, fighter, bully, brawler.
Somewhat of a slang term.
Get away from me ya big palooka.
Stop acting like a big palooka.
Go outside if ya wanna fight ya big palooka!
Who do ya think ya are: Palooka Joe?
Mid to late 1970s necklace made of small round white shells.
Worn by surfers, it caught on and was a big fad. Worn usually snug around the neck; they were a status symbol until about 1980; they came back in style for a short time many years later.
Zimmerman: I'm gonna break that Puka Shell Necklace punk!
New York term for:"No comment" or "I would rather not say".
Usually sounds like "Forgedaboudit" and spoken slightly loud to put an end to the subject.
Vinnie: So Guido, how much money did you make at the race track yesterday?
Guido: Forget about it!
Wasteful spending and hoarding by selfish decision-makers in large businesses:
Huge salaries, golden handshakes, bad investments, long vacations, perks, tax evasion, and embezzling.
Due to corporate greed America is going to Hell in a handbasket!!!