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

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Nov 2 13:30:47 EDT 2018


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Theatre Arts
- Volume 35 - Page 77


Plug your jets' is a snappy way of saying 'Shut up!' If Tom Corbett stays too long in his rocket, he becomes space happy. Sometimes he spots a space hobo. This is his pet name for an unidentified meteor. ' The peculiar requirements of the ...
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The phrase "blow your jet" appears to be slang created for NBC science
fiction series "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" set in 2351AD

Date: July 24, 1951
Newspaper: Daily News
Newspaper Location: New York, New York

[Begin excerpt]
An airport is known as a "space station." When you're told to "blast
off" you'd better scram and in that era you won't be full of hot air,
you'll be full of "space gas, You don't blow your top, you "blow your
jet." If you want to paint the town red you'll be "blowing up some
meteor dust."
[End excerpt]

Garson
On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 1:16 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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
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> [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]
>
> Garson
> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__books.google.com_books-3Fid-3DH0QQAwAAQBAJ-26pg-3DPT209-26dq-3D-2522your-2Bjets-2522-26hl-3Den-26sa-3DX-26ved-3D0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ6AEIOjAE&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=jSRPLIzRwPhuziH78uu_XVAuiJ94ZP0JHABz9cQQTZ8&s=Mfur1YZQzBx4XC04qPO96zDjIQPn8qF6yYXTbi4wUc0&e=>
> > Stand by for Mars: A Tom Corbett Space Cadet Adventure
> >
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> >
> > Stand by for Mars<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__books.google.com_books-3Fid-3DH0QQAwAAQBAJ-26pg-3DPT209-26dq-3D-2522your-2Bjets-2522-26hl-3Den-26sa-3DX-26ved-3D0ahUKEwiHlab2kbbeAhXJjFkKHdYVDcMQ6AEIOjAE&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=uUVa-8oDL2EzfbuMuowoUadHHcJ7pjul6iFkS5Pd--8&m=jSRPLIzRwPhuziH78uu_XVAuiJ94ZP0JHABz9cQQTZ8&s=Mfur1YZQzBx4XC04qPO96zDjIQPn8qF6yYXTbi4wUc0&e=>
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> > ... 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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