[Ads-l] before (?) "cool your jets" compare "don't blow your jets"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 2 13:16:04 EDT 2018

Here is "blow your jets" and "try not to blow your jets" in 1952.

Date: September 28, 1952
Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Newspaper Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Section: The Everyday Magazine
Article: Kids Go Out of This World
Author: Peter Wyden
Quote Page 6, Column 3 and 6
Database: Newspapers.com


[Begin excerpt]
There are indications that a whole new space vocabulary will begin
making inroads in St. Louis shortly. "Smokin rocket!" for the benefit
of backward adults, means "Gee whiz." "Blast off!" means "scram." To
"blow your jets" is to go off your rocker and a "space rat" is a bad
guy. On the east and west coasts this lingo is said to be already in
full flower.
[End excerpt]

[Begin excerpt]
Better fasten your seat belts, parents. And try not to blow your jets.
[End excerpt]

On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:49 PM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> Western Folklore, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct., 1959), p. 338
> Teen age dictionary [from Edd "Kookie" Burns, 77 Sunset Strip, From earlier "Dick Clark Speaking," This Week, July 26, 1959, 16-17.
> Don't blow your jets--don't get excited
> and maybe at GB, 1954 (and maybe 1952 first edition or later edition?)
> <https://books.google.com/books?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT209&dq=%22your+jets%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ6AEIOjAE>
> Stand by for Mars: A Tom Corbett Space Cadet Adventure
> https://books.google.com/books?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ
> [https://books.google.com/books/content?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&edge=curl&imgtk=AFLRE70IHudOlq_xR1NrKzLTSiRSukgslSlRzVnkpBrG_MHN8rr5L6s1qzCY6p3XoJJbdbkOGtwYLvFD6p_lmyf5uA-xf6Wfgb4QqHsJ3_wQnARsFErDrYjqJubv42QPaawry4__e2dE]<https://books.google.com/books?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT209&dq=%22your+jets%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ6AEIOjAE>
> Stand by for Mars<https://books.google.com/books?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT209&dq=%22your+jets%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ6AEIOjAE>
> books.google.com
> /
> Carey Rockwell<https://www.google.com/search?tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:Jan+1_2+1933,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1966&tbm=bks&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Carey+Rockwell%22&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ9AgIPDAE> - 1954 - ‎Preview<https://books.google.com/books?id=H0QQAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT209&dq=%22your+jets%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQuwUIPTAE> - ‎More editions<https://www.google.com/search?tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:Jan+1_2+1933,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1966&tbm=bks&q=editions:JKeK-4a--Q4C&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQmBYIPjAE>
> ... smiling face stood in the doorway. "Lay off, Richards," said Tom."We haven't time for gags now. Astro's going to take his power–deck manual in a few minutes and we're cramming with him." "O.K.—O.K.—don't blow your jets," said Richards.
> Stephen Goranson
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
> Stephen Goranson's Home Page - Duke University<http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/>
> people.duke.edu
> Stephen Goranson. goranson "at" duke "dot" edu. Jannaeus.pdf. My paper on the history of Alexander Jannaeus as the Qumran- and Essene-view "Wicked Priest" and Judah the Essene as the "Teacher of Righteousness" (3 August 2005 [revised 12 January 2006]; 34 pages), "Jannaeus, His Brother Absalom, and Judah the Essene ". Dura-Europos.pdf "7 vs. 8: The Battle Over the Holy Day at Dura-Europos"
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