See this inventor's odd bicycles from the 1930s

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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”.


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

Mouth/jaws. Like beak.

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


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.

No one thought of this?

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