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Old 01-10-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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Sit on it (off of Happy Days)

Whoopee Twang
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Too lazy to search 3 pages of posts, so I'll add in "hippie" if not already there. Also, "disco".
What is the context of "disco." As a style of music, it's not different as a *label* than Grunge, Ska, and other obsolete styles.

They sometimes come back, in modified form. If you know Linkin Park, for example, they fused what struck me as Hip Hop chords with Metal riffs. Interesting genre, if you like that sort of thing (I did, while it was popular briefly).

"Hippie?" Its rare...or rarer, rather...these days but if someone emulates behaving like a hippie, itself a bit odd, they can be called a hippie. I dated a neo-hippie in '16 a couple months; she was more like a Native American (half-blood) but with that whole Gaia thing going on and Hippie ways therein. I gently called her the Hippie Squaw and she didn't really mind, it was true and I wasn't jamming her. They were a harmless bunch, living on retrograde theories disproved centuries ago, but whatever.

"Cool", and "Man" (as in "yeah, man") are still around. The rest, meh: hard to say, languages heave too and fro, anyone who studies it will tell you that. No one says "23 Skidoo" or "Kilroy was Here" anymore, nor would many even know what the hell they mean (beats me, though former is Roaring '20s and latter 1940s, I do believe).
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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Here's the list:

The Man
Spaz
Stella
Catch you on the Flip Side
Out to Lunch (like not all there)
Cool Beans
To the Max
Lay a Gasser
Skinny (as in "give me the skinny")
10-4, good buddy
Bogue (that is spelled correctly; never heard of it)
Space Cadet
Sit on It
Take a Chill Pill
What a Fry
Stop Dipping in my Kool Aid
Brick House
Psyche!
Do me a Solid
Boogie Down

Well, I graduated high school in the 70's and feel I grew up then and the 60's but some of these terms I have never heard and some I still use. I have been known to say Cool Beans and To the Max sometimes; not often but sometimes.

I've heard people say he's a spaz (back then) and people still say they work for The Man.

How about you? Supposed to be a fun thread.

I actually remember a lot of people saying "Really" to everything and also "Far Out"

I still use at least 1/3 of those. Not daily but often enough.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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Also "Right on!"
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Keep on truckin’
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Old 01-10-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Keep on truckiní
That whole truck driver phase is funny...there was a time when you couldn't get any cooler than being a truck driver...remember the movie "Convoy" and the whole CB radio thing? "10-4 good buddy, got Smoky on my tail" lol.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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When I look at those lists of thing said by some, I see some people have never really learned to communicate beyond junior high. All say they say I am a young ignorant child trying to talk in a childish code, to intelligent people.
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Old 01-10-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Knarly is spelled GNARLY! and bogue is a typo for VOGUE as in Madonna!
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:41 PM
 
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Here's the list:

The Man
Spaz
Stella
Catch you on the Flip Side
Out to Lunch (like not all there)
Cool Beans
To the Max
Lay a Gasser
Skinny (as in "give me the skinny")
10-4, good buddy
Bogue (that is spelled correctly; never heard of it)
Space Cadet
Sit on It
Take a Chill Pill
What a Fry
Stop Dipping in my Kool Aid
Brick House
Psyche!
Do me a Solid
Boogie Down

Well, I graduated high school in the 70's and feel I grew up then and the 60's but some of these terms I have never heard and some I still use. I have been known to say Cool Beans and To the Max sometimes; not often but sometimes.

I've heard people say he's a spaz (back then) and people still say they work for The Man.

How about you? Supposed to be a fun thread.

I actually remember a lot of people saying "Really" to everything and also "Far Out"
I'm 37. I hear 80 percent of this on a somewhat regular basis.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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i don't know if other people / friends / family invent their own slang words, but my brother and his best friend did when they were teenagers, and which caused both our families to also pick up the phrases. We used them for years, decades, they are part of the family vocabulary.

I would be very very surprised if anyone ever heard of these, then or now:

dead ish
byulg
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