Vogue-cabulary: Y Is for Yack Yack Bourbon

Let’s bring back the old slang, and appreciate the slang from then which still occurs now. This edition of Vogue-cabulary will put you in good form if you accidentally transport back to the Interwar period!

A square multicolored Art Deco design of champagne beiges, off-salmon, and drab greens. There is a large Y encased in a circle and beneath in a rectangle it tells you the Y is for yack yack bourbon. The little illustrations in white demonstrating the word consist of a booze bottle, a shot glass, and a few medicine bottles. One has a fume coming out of the open top.

Yack Yack Bourbon: a moonshine mixture of burnt sugar and iodine from out of Chicago. 1920s.

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