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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

I don't like the current expression "Gives me the feels." 

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

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Neato Frito    (which substitutes for 'cool')

 

 

(Have I mentioned how much I despise the term "boomer" ???)

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

 Jeepers , these were all swell. Most of them were real gone.
But when I grew up everything was "neat". (that was soooo neat. He's really neat looking. He has a really neat car, etc.)
I'll take a powder now.
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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

My niece says DUDE way to much for me. 

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@godi wrote:

My niece says DUDE way to much for me. 


I met a dog named DUDE. On him it was cute-really cute.

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

Ed Sheeren was being interviewed:

Ed was questioned about his favourite BTS song. Interestingly, the singer didn't pick the band's chart-topping numbers, but an upcoming track when he said, "I’d say my favourite BTS song is their new groovy song, ‘Permission to Dance."

 

Groovy is cool, again!

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

@stevieb 

 

I'm with you.....I still use "neat" and so glad "groovy" is a thing of the past.....

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@agb80 wrote:

I don't use slang because I don't want some rude person saying, "ok boomer."  


@agb80 

 

If anyone said "ok boomer" to me....I'd respond back...

"deal with it millennial" 🙄

 

 

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

@Susan Louise 

I grew up in the 60s and 70s. I still use "cool", "neat", and "bummer". I never used "groovy".

 

I heard lots of slang as a teacher. I remember students using Valley girl slang words & expressions in the 80s like totally, gnarly, grody, no duh, take a chill pill, etc. I admit I adopted some of them into my vocabulary. 

 

In the 90s I heard students use "awesome" & "my bad" a lot. I still use those words once in awhile. Later I remember "sweet" being used. I never used that one. Students used "snap" at school in the 2000s to substitute for curse words. My students thought it was funny when I started using it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Slang terms from the past vs new/current ones...

don't know if this was used

whats up doc

see ya later alligator after while crocodile