Socs vs Greasers LINDSAY LINDSAY By Carol, Lindsay, Jasmin and Sam.
Greasers • The term Greasers originated from the 1950’s American street gangs and was used to describe the working class of youths who wore greased back hairstyles. They were originally known as hoods but later this sub culture became a hit with other people who wished to express a rebellion. These hairstyles were held in place with hair wax and cream called pomade.
Difference between Greasers and Socs? Greasers were poor kids, looked down upon by people & society. The name comes from their slicked back, grease loaded hair. East siders. Long hair. Greasers had a gang of brothers. They get punished for stealing to live. They wear leather jackets. Socs: Clean, rich & perfect. They‘re seen as happy and good. West siders, like getting drunk & beating up people. Socs had a gang. They steal for selfishness & get a less harsh punishment.
Greaser Hairstyles • Typical hairstyles worn by the Greasers included the pompadour: • Tall style of men’s hair. . . ELVIS PRESLEY AND JOHN TRAVOLTA HAD THEM! When they were young and not hot • Popular for actors and famous people in the 1950’s and is now vintage popular for models • Popular in old Japan and amongst Italian American guys • The Ducks tail: • Also called Ducks ass • Fashionable amongst Mexican-American people!! THE COWBOY HAIRSTYLES!!! • Resembles a ducks ass and then combed down into an elephant trunk
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Their Slang • Bopping- Fighting against a rival gang. • Burn – To bop, especially with weapons. • Bust – To beat up. Also to disperse, as in: “The cops busted us. ” • Call it on – To arrange a rumble. • Clique – The gang. • Cool it – To call off the rumble. • Debs – The girl friends of gang members. • Fair one – A fist fight, without weapons, between one or more representatives of two rival gangs
Continued. . . • Piece – A firearm; usually a pistol. • Punk out – To behave in a cowardly manner; to run away, as from a fight or a threat. • Rank – To taunt rivals with threatening or insulting looks or words; a form of challenge. • Rep – Reputation, prestige, status. One of the major reasons for joining a gang. • Turf – The neighborhood territory ruled by a gang. • Hack – Cop. • Jump – A dance or social event. Also, as a verb to attack rival gang members without warning.
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