Monday, May 31, 2010

Dead Grotty in 1964

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary's entry for 'grotesque':

"Grotty, slang shortening, had a brief vogue 1964 as part of Liverpool argot popularized by The Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night.""

Behold, a member of The Beatles discussing the grotesque:

Make a note of that word and give it to Susan.

It's the new thing.

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