Translating Slang

Slang City – Music Translations:

Translations of Popular Songs from Slang to Standard English

The first verse of Walk on the Wild Side:

Holly [transvestite actress Holly Woodlawn, star of Andy Warhol’s Trash (1970) Woodlawn is still acting, most notably in Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998) with Sean Hayes of Will & Grace] came from Miami, F.L.A. [Florida]
Hitch-hiked [got car rides from strangers] her way across the USA
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she [he became a woman]
She says, Hey babe [an endearment, from baby]
Take a walk on the wild side [do something crazy]
She said, Hey honey [an endearment]
Take a walk on the wild side

The site offers slang translation for other categories, too, like movies. Not very comprehensive, yet.

4 Replies to “Translating Slang”

  1. I was searching for more such sites which possibly had the translation of jay-z`s big pimpin but i stumbled across your blog. if you knnow of such other stuff, just lemme know will ya?

  2. No, you don’t want to know. Unless you suddenly decide you’re a moron and want to listen to the same crap music that 13 year olds listen to, then yes, you do want to know.

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