The Roaring '20s were a time when many young people rejected their parents' values and struck out on their own. It was a time of great upheaval because fewer children were working and they were spending more time with each other. As a result of spending more time with their peers, kids and teens developed a language of their own.
For the first time, teenagers could take the family car and smoke gaspers without worrying about their parents getting in the way. The United States may have been under Prohibition, but that never stopped anyone from drinking Panther Piss or other moonshines.
Women were also gaining more freedoms than ever before. Their hairstyles got shorter, and as did their skirts. The birth control pill became available, so a woman could go to the petting pantry with a man who thought she was hotsy-totsy without worrying about pregnancy. That's if they ever got that far. After all, a bluenose wouldn't approve and would yell "bank's closed" before it ever got that far.
Were the '20s really the bee's knees? Take this quiz to find out if "now you're on the trolley!" That means getting these questions right. What are you waiting for? It's time to brush up on that '20s slang.