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The 1970s were terrifically prolific with slang! Oh, so many to choose from … Having lived through them while working at UC Berkeley, however, none stand out more than …
FLOWER POWER (flouʹɘr pouʹɘr) n. – a nonviolent ethic as advocated by hippies. Merriam-Webster.com [ ]
Dictionary definition: again, no “official” dictionary definition, but the best slang rarely makes the tome’s pages, don’t you think?
Gaining momentum in the late 1960s, Flower Power truly defined the early 1970s. Throughout this turbulent decade of contrasts, the phrase personified a more peaceful movement, away from the ugliness of international wars and national strife.
“But it wasn't until the spring of the '70s that Flower Power really blossomed in the pages of most major magazines. As with all things, it takes the mainstream a while to co-opt the culture of the trend makers. Once the Mad Men (and their clients) realized the selling power in groovy graphics...”
Word Challenge: FLOWER POWER.petunia to someone as you fit Flower Power into your week of blossoming writings. Whether you remember the 1970s or simply curious about them, give a pretty
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LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!