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80s & 90s Kids Share What Childhood Slang They Wish Would Catch On Again

Sounds like poetry...

Memories like the corners of my mind. The 80's & 90's were loaded with wicked cool pop culture. They were two decades that seemed to birth their own dialects and language. The slang we all grew accustomed to, helped to define a few generations and now hold a special place of nostalgia. Why don't we try and revive some of this colorful and eclectic terminology? Like... "you foine!" Or... "Yo! Yo! Yo!" The list is endless.

Redditor u/inTIMMydator44 wanted to reminisce about the poetry of yore by asking... 80's and 90's kids of reddit, What lingo and slang from your childhood and teenage years needs to be brought back?



Phony... 

One of the primary directives of the mid-90's was to avoid being (or being accused of being) a poser.

encogneeto

Ironically, it was mostly posers who were running around calling other people posers.

macweirdo42

My teenage half sister thought "fave" was hilariously dated. I didn't think of it as old man slang until faced with the reality of a teenager mocking it.

petertmcqueeny

I still use fave and I'm only 20. I didn't think it was something that could get dated, it's the logical way of shortening a word...

singingtangerine

HEATHERS!!!

"What's your damage?"

twistedsymphony

F me gently with a chainsaw.

AwayOnMintHill

Word. I still say it but it's more sarcastic now.

funnyorasshole

Awesome! 

I still say Rad. And get crap for it.

mattsalvation

Totally.

CORedhawk

I still call everyone Dude.

happyklam

I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, we're all dudes, hey.

Captain_Eaglefort

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

"If you love it so much WHY DON'T YOU MARRY IT"

dinosaregaylikeme

Do people still say wicked? Because this is a wicked good thread.
Also solid.

Anotherspacecadet

Noice!

That's tight.

MemphisZoo

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool.

bdazzle77az

Gnarly.

VictorBlimpmuscle

In San Diego we use it all the time. It's almost as common as "dope."

EricTheAckAcktor

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