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What slang words were popular when you were a teenager?

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PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Spaz,  jive turkey, groovin', funky, bummer

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

That was bad! (Meaning good.)

Not.

Kick him to the curb.

All that plus a bag of chips.

Ray  Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

The two most interesting ones for me were b*ll*cks - which is (almost) a UK version of the American b*llsh1t. I know that there is a similar (sometimes the same) word used in the US, but here it is used slightly differently.

It can mean "nonsense", "I've never heard so much b*ll*cks in my entire life." but it is a useful expletive as well - If you don't want to do something you might well say "B*ll*cks to that!"

Oddly, the British phrase "The dogs b*ll*cks" refers to something that is excellent in every way. (Thought by some to derive from "The Box Deluxe" which was a packing for an upmarket version of a British Toy.)

There once used to be a useful, (and quite funny) wiki page on the word - alas, it has been much cleaned up, but still contains much of interest.

The other word of my youth is g*t (to rhyme with "nit"). It is both an insult and a term of endearment. "You silly g*t" might actually mean that someone is silly, or it might mean that you quite like them.

Due to my height, I was known at one company as "Lanky g*t" - I didn't mind. "Ignorant g*t", on the other hand, would be a call to arms.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

Right on!  Trippy!  Cawabunga!

Darren Wolfgang Profile
Darren Wolfgang answered

Sh*t , Bullsh(t , A$$hole ,

Professor Wonderland Profile

In the UK I hear stuff like this often;

That's bare peak mush (thats really bad mate)

Bun dat (forget it)

I'll chef you (I'll stab you)

Safe (bye)

Sound (cool)

Calm (cool)

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