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What was the most popular phrase when you were a teenager?


I am interested to see how the answers will vary depending on the decade you were a teen, and where you live. Here in the US I spent the majority of my teen years in California. I would have to say the most popular phrase in my area as a teen was, "Far out!"

 

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Its interesting how some of those have become household phrases while others are outdated. Thanks, Jay.


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Wayne Barrett says

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Thanks, cat. The "stupid" to show praise is a new one to me.


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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Yes, that one a carry over into my generation as well. It was a popular logo on t-shirts, posters, etc.

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Your right! "Right on" was probably just as popular as "far out"

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    I was hoping I would hear from the newest generation, and sure enough, you've got me with some I've never heard or have no idea what they mean!


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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    I'm guessing 80s ? Some of those terms are carry overs from earlier generations.

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    I caught a little tail end of the, "groovy" usage. And yes, "Far out" was the most popular term in the 70's that I can remember as a teen.

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Lol. My daughters live in Maine and I work with some guys from up north so I've heard the, wicked cool. Its interesting to know that that's been around since the 70s.

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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Thank you, miss j. those were definitely popular in California. Where were you hearing these in the eighties?