While we all knew the word, I think the only time anyone would have used it would have been as ‘movie talk’. Someone acting like Kookie. Any Valley Girls out there? Heck, were there Valley Girls back in the late 1950s? Maybe Edd Byrnes inspired the start of the Valley Girls.
I’ll say it on occasion, but only as humor. I’m good for dropping the occasional “groovy” and “swell” into conversations, as well as referring to men as “cats”. Mostly just to keep conversations interesting and light. In fact, to day I believe I will advise someone that they are the ginchiest.
I deliberately worded the post without explanation to see who remembered the word. Actually, I stand corrected, Kookie would have said it this way: “That’s the ginchiest, Dad!”
Nice explanation of the character here: