See this inventor's odd bicycles from the 1930s


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#2

Did “pecker” mean something different in the 30’s? Because I’m pretty sure the narrator said that riding one of those bikes kept your “knees and pecker up”.


#3

This feller was still riding those bikes well into the 70s, I remember seeing him on TV then.


#4

Mouth/jaws. Like beak.

“Keep your chin up” would be a better translation.


#5

Yeah, ‘keep your pecker up’ means to maintain a cheerful and optimistic disposition. Possibly it is by way of a mildly obscene reference, in the same way that ‘spunk’ refers to a kind of courage.


#6

No one thought of this?


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