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  1. page Hobos_1930's edited ... I remember waking up every morning feeling groggy, maybe it was because of the fact i was slee…
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    I remember waking up every morning feeling groggy, maybe it was because of the fact i was sleeping at one of the worst flops in chicago, i definitely didn't recommend this for any other bo i met. I have to admit, sleeping here at the flop was a lot better than sleeping in the accommodation car. Today wasn't any different from any other day, savaging for food, desperately looking for a job, and just flat out staying alive. In the morning i made sure i boiled up my clothes real good so i don't get no infection due to those darn lice. After that i was spearing biscuits for breakfast, ever since the crash and with it leaving me without a job, food was scarce. Even if you lived by the Main drag, it made no real difference when you wanted to eat. I stop by the soup bowl to gather a few items of food to last me a good week, so for lunch i popped some bullets on the ol' banjo and that lasted me till dinner as well. The days i would be looking for work would be the worst days, walking past dozens of bone polishers, and bone orchards along my way was unbearable. This was my life, this was my way of living, and this is who i am because of the great depression.
    At the start of the great depression there were over 300,000 people, mainly men homeless, and jobless. The hobo culture reached the exceeded levels of composure, meaning they were at their highest level of influence on American culture. Contact with these hobos was a common experience and they influenced the American Language with a wave of new lingo that they used and it is still used today. Along with the new language they created, hobos created symbols to go along with most of their new words. These symbols would be drawn or scripted onto gates and signs when entering a new area of the city. This is how hobos communicated with each other during the great depression and this is how they lived. Now there are still hobos around today, but obviously not as much. But some still ride trains and ride the rails as well. Modern day hobos consists of a mix of sub-cultures consisting of "gutter punks", illegal immigrants, the homeless, and even some graffiti artists. And finally below is the commonly known lingo that hobos during the great depression used.
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    great depression.
    Hobo term
    Explanation
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    Yegg
    a traveling professional thief, or burglar
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    I remember waking up every morning feeling groggy, maybe it was because of the fact i was sleeping at one of the worst flops in chicago, i definitely didn't recommend this for any other bo i met. I have to admit, sleeping here at the flop was a lot better than sleeping in the accommodation car. Today wasn't any different from any other day, savaging for food, desperately looking for a job, and just flat out staying alive. In the morning i made sure i boiled up my clothes real good so i don't get no infection due to those darn lice. After that i was spearing biscuits for breakfast, ever since the crash and with it leaving me without a job, food was scarce. Even if you lived by the Main drag, it made no real difference when you wanted to eat. I stop by the soup bowl to gather a few items of food to last me a good week, so for lunch i popped some bullets on the ol' banjo and that lasted me till dinner as well. The days i would be looking for work would be the worst days, walking past dozens of bone polishers, and bone orchards along my way was unbearable. This was my life, this was my way of living, and this is who i am because of the great depression.
    At the start of the great depression there were over 300,000 people, mainly men homeless, and jobless. The hobo culture reached the exceeded levels of composure, meaning they were at their highest level of influence on American culture. Contact with these hobos was a common experience and they influenced the American Language with a wave of new lingo that they used and it is still used today. Along with the new language they created, hobos created symbols to go along with most of their new words. These symbols would be drawn or scripted onto gates and signs when entering a new area of the city. This is how hobos communicated with each other during the great depression and this is how they lived. Now there are still hobos around today, but obviously not as much. But some still ride trains and ride the rails as well. Modern day hobos consists of a mix of sub-cultures consisting of "gutter punks", illegal immigrants, the homeless, and even some graffiti artists. And finally below is the commonly known lingo that hobos during the great depression used.
    HoboHere Are some Hobo lingo that they used to use during the great depression.
    Hobo
    term
    Explanation

    Explanation

    Accommodation car
    the caboose of a train
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    Main Drag
    the busiest road in a town
    Moniker // Monica
    a nickname
    Mulligan
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    Yegg
    a traveling professional thief, or burglar
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Thursday, November 4

  1. page Big Band and Swing Music edited ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz or just swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in…
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    Swing music, also known as swing jazz or just swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the U.S. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the lead section of brass instruments (such as trumpets, trombones). Swing also includes woodwinds (including saxophones and clarinets), and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar. Swing is normally medium to fast tempos and a "lilting" swing rhythm. Swing bands usually have soloists who improvise on the melody of the arrangement. The danceable style of Swing leaders, such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie, was the head form of popular American swing music from 1935 to 1945.
    Work was hard to find in the midst of the Great Depression. Record sales were at an all time low and many Americans discovered the free entertainment world of radio. The unification of American society through music began during the Great Depression. Swing music had a great effect on the era. The dancing, clothing, and dialogue of the time reflected the music. Swing music's popularity through the 1930s and 1940s helped many people through the hard times.
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