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Old 01-10-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Knarly is spelled GNARLY! and bogue is a typo for VOGUE as in Madonna!
Nope.

Madonna is entirely 80s. Bogue is "bogus".
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:40 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"
Actually I hear these and use some but I work with older guys. Young kids today are too busy texting and on Facebook to have a actual conversation
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Not sure where you grew up, but this was also common in my part of Missouri. We all snickered when they renamed a drugstore chain Skaggs.

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Someone in my high school who was not clean/well dressed, very poor, greasy hair, etc., was a "skag". Not very nice, I know.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I remember groty and gnarly, but wasn't gross used back then, too? Or was that the '80s?

We referred to someone who'd fried their brains on drugs as a burnout or a head.

Maybe it's a regional thing, but kipe (unsure of spelling) meant steal.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:11 AM
 
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No one says "23 Skidoo"
Get outta here! (It means get outta here.)
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:24 AM
 
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I'm 70 years old -- grew up in the 60's -- and I still use 60's slang. I often say "groovy," and my friend and I, who were big Beatles fans in the 60's, still use "fab" and "gear."

Speaking of "groovy" -- when I was a teenager, there was a Top 40 radio station in Pittsburgh (my home town) called KQV, and it called itself "Groovy QV." So now when I use the word "groovy" I often follow it with "QV," but of course nobody has any idea what I'm talking about.
I know Fab and Gear! Do you know the term " Dead Grotty" (grotesque)? George uses that term in "A Hard Day's Night" to express his opinion on some new shirts.

We used a similar term, but we pronounced it "Grow-Dee".

Junior/Sr. high slang included "Gaygen"...an insult, but not particularly inferring they were gay.
"Sped"...short for someone in "Special Ed", or usually, just stupid.
"Schwatz"...African American.
"Mossy"...ridiculous, pathetic, unappealing
"Neat-O" (or just plain "Neat")

Then there were "Nerd" (Happy Days), "Off my case, toilet face", and "Up your nose with a rubber hose". (Welcome Back Kotter).

And in my high school:

"Carpet Head", and later, "Twitch"...the principal (who had a crew cut and eventually developed a nervous disorder).

"Toad"...the vice principal (no need for explanation there).

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Old 01-11-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Retard, or tard - You missed the bus? Retard! You wore that shirt? Retard! Don't be such a tard. I imagine this is not acceptable in schools today.

Party hardy
Dungarees
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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"Schwatz"...African American.
That's not a '70s word. Schwartz is simply German for black. If you heard it from Jews, they were saying Shvartze, which is Yiddish for black. However, it can have negative connotations and is sometimes used pejoratively.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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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.
My friend and I used to drive around drinking beer and talking on the CB radio in her car. Sometimes we'd meet guys that way.

My handle was "Hot Legs".

"Breaker, breaker..."
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:07 AM
 
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Ball = to ummm...*ahem*...have sexual intercourse.... Pretty much the F-word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Q4Px4Lwik
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