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Old 01-08-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Out a Sight

Oh yes...all the time!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:24 PM
 
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Unreal

Awesome

Say What?

I hear that

Dyno-mite

Kiss my grits
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Another one, groody or groody to the max.
Actually, the word is 'groaty', possibly derived from the English food 'Groaty Dick'...which looks pretty nasty (to me).

'Groaty' is used as a term to indicate something is 'dirty', 'nasty', etc.

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I still use a lot of the slang described here, having grown up in the '60s and '70s.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Actually, the word is 'groaty', possibly derived from the English food 'Groaty Dick'...which looks pretty nasty (to me).

'Groaty' is used as a term to indicate something is 'dirty', 'nasty', etc.

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I still use a lot of the slang described here, having grown up in the '60s and '70s.

Groty is short for grotesque.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:45 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Meanwhile, back on the farm...
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge
Hey man, cool man, far out, wow! Can you dig it?
Ni, Ni!
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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State troopers were "Brown Hats" because of the uniform they wore at the time and of course everyone was told to slow down and 'watch out for the Brown Hats!'

Here there is no special name for different types of law enforcement. They are all "police".

Interesting how terms change over the years.
Never heard "brown hats" but back in the 70's troopers (not local cops) were called Smokey's because in some states they wore Smokey Bear style campaign hats (not in my home state of NJ though). That was CB radio lingo that was popularized by the movie Smokey and the Bandit.


Since the 1990's-early 2000's I've heard "ghetto slang" 5-0 (as in Hawaii 5-0) and "Da Po-Po's" to refer to the police.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I like how everyone now talks like Valley Girls, including grown men.

People please, take out the phrase "all like" !!!! and state what you mean.

Meaning TELL THE TRUTH

Example- He was "all like...." versus stating the truth aka what He actually said!
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Never heard "brown hats" but back in the 70's troopers (not local cops) were called Smokey's because in some states they wore Smokey Bear style campaign hats (not in my home state of NJ though). That was CB radio lingo that was popularized by the movie Smokey and the Bandit.


Since the 1990's-early 2000's I've heard "ghetto slang" 5-0 (as in Hawaii 5-0) and "Da Po-Po's" to refer to the police.
State Troopers- Smokies
Sheriffs/deputies- County Mounties
Local PD- Local Yokels

Those terms were used back then, and are still used today.

5-0 was also used back then, after the original series aired beginning in 1968.

Fuzz, cops, heat, 'The Man', Narcs (undercover narcotics cops, specifically), Adam-12, boys in blue, Dick Tracy (detectives, specifically), ocifers, plus the others already mentioned.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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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 totally remember "bogue" -it was very popular in my part of the country in the 70s!- I'd forgotten all about it - haha.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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"He/she is such a fox!"
"Look out, here comes Johnny Law."
You didn't smoke weed, you smoked pot or reefer. "Anybody got a doobie?"
"He's a trip."
Calling someone a "turkey."
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