Twilight Newborns

The transformation is painful (A Twilight Series fansite and podcast)

Episode 16: Get it in the neck

Posted on | April 26, 2009 | 2 Comments

In episode 16, the Twilight Newborns discuss the year Edward died (1918) and Edward-era slang.


  • Parody of the Joker from Steve Miller Band

Twilight News

Newborn News

Meat of the Discussion: 1918—The Year Edward died

  • See Wikipedia article
  • U.S. President was Woodrow Wilson
  • World War I (1914-1918) 15 million killed
  • Czar Nicholas II and family assassinated
  • Chicago Restaurant Poisonings arrests- more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn (drugs).
  • The Spanish Flu becomes pandemic; over 25 million people die in the following 6 months (almost twice as many as died during the war).
  • Marriage age: 1900: For men: 25.9 years in 1900. For Women: 22 years. Currently the average age at marriage in the US is 26.8 years for men, and 25.1 years for women. (From

Slang terms from Edward’s time


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2 Responses to “Episode 16: Get it in the neck”

  1. Cari_tx
    April 29th, 2009 @ 5:58 am

    you guys do a great job!

  2. Melissa
    April 30th, 2009 @ 5:01 am

    @Cari_tx Thanks so much!

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