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From Rowan and Martin's show, this title was a play on all the 'ins' of the era - love-ins, sit-ins, etc.An event, gathering, or situation characterized by laughter.
Called sub, grinder, or just plain sandwich, this is what it is known as in Philadelphia.A sandwich made of a long roll filled with meat and or cheese.
A word inspired by Jim Nabors' character on The Andy Griffith Show, and later his own spin-off.Any inept or stupid colleague, especially a trainee.
The OED's first citation of this surfer term is from a Joan Didion article in the Saturday Evening Post.A disappointing or unpleasant situation or experience.
This Korean martial art was developed in the middle 20th century. In 1967 Adam West was showing off his black belt moves on Batman.A modern Korean martial art similar to karate.
When 'cheap' just doesn't go far enough.Inexpensive and typically of inferior quality.
This pain killer was discovered in 1961, but wasn't marketed until the end of the 60s.A synthetic compound used widely as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
This is most likely a spin off from 'goofus.'A stupid person.
3M invented this technology in 1965, making our school stickers so much better in the 70s.A picture that releases a smell if you rub it.
Oddly, this first definition just referred to using a typewriter. Today the electronic version of these machines are nearly forgotten.Writing and editing documents through the use of a computer program or a complete computer system designed to facilitate efficient manipulation of text.

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