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The Carnaby Street wave has passed over it and it is now once again an exclusive, expensive type of shop, run as a profitable sideline by one of the haute couture houses. The teenage takeover bid was highly successful while it lasted, but it proved to have no staying power. ' (Jackie, 4 Feb 1968). Box. In the sense of 'television', 'box' is used by a wide range of people in the UK, but is probably heard more frequently among the under-40s. 'If you see someone making a boob on the box, let us know' (My Guy, 12 May 1979) is a typically colloquial context.

But 'blow out', in the sense of a huge meal, one should note, is as British as steak and kidney pie, with a history that goes back to the days of William IV. Blow out. (i) To snub. 'The TDS blew Maggot out and did a moonlight' (Sounds, 1 Dec 1979), and 'being blown out by these snotty little Leicester touts' (interview with rock group in Zigzag, Sept 1973). (ii) To make a mess of things. 'That tour was blown out' (interview with rock musician in Zigzag, Aug 1972) and 'to avoid blowing the whole project out' (Sounds, 21 July 1979).

It has been in use since the 18th century, but until recently it has always been considered rather low- it was a favourite among generations of Bolthead 21 medical students- and to be avoided by women. This is no longer the case. For 30 years at least, 'bod' has been issuing from middle-class mouths of all ages and both sexes. Bogart. To keep a cannabis cigarette to oneself, to refuse to share it in company. Of American origin, the word was popularized by a song in the film Easy Rider containing the line, 'Don't Bogart thatjoint, my friend.

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