In the 1960s, there was rock. The 1970s had us dancing to disco. The
1980s gave birth to rap. The popular genres of music evolve with each
decade, but that is not the only aspect of culture that does. With
â€śswagâ€ť and â€śYOLOâ€ť ushering in a new era of slang, are we really saying
anything new? Or is it that younger generations are saying the same
things but in different ways to separate themselves from their square
Hereâ€™s a little #TBT (Throwback Thursday) to slang from yesterday and today.
1) In the 80s you were totally â€śstokedâ€ť to go to Heatherâ€™s party this
weekend. Weâ€™re still totally excited for it but now we say how â€śpumpedâ€ť
2) Maybe you â€śbouncedâ€ť from Heatherâ€™s bogus party in the 80s, but now when we go to a lame party we just â€śdip.â€ť
3) Or maybe that party was so wild it was â€śbanging.â€ť If you went to that party today it would be â€śepic.â€ť
4) â€śBodaciousâ€ť babes left men with their jaws agape in the 80s.
â€śRockets/Babeâ€ť are the hot ladies leaving men speechless these days.
5) Unlike the â€™90s, where â€śfrostedâ€ť could refer to a manâ€™s unfortunate
highlights, in the â€™80s it meant you were quite the angry dude. Today we
say weâ€™re â€śtightâ€ť when weâ€™re really peeved.
6) If youâ€™re wondering how to use â€śratchetâ€ť today, maybe try calling
that gross person over there â€śgrody.â€ť Extra points if theyâ€™re â€śgrody to
7) Going to the gym back then meant you were getting â€śbuffâ€ť and beefy. Now we get â€śswolâ€ť when we work on that hot bod.
8) If things werenâ€™t going your way and you were totally stressed you
might be â€świgginâ€™ outâ€ť in the 80s. If youâ€™re freaking out these days you
might be â€śtrippinâ€™.â€ť