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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Its interesting how some of those have become household phrases while others are outdated. Thanks, Jay.
Some of these are real "survivors, " like "cool" which, I guess, came out of the Beats or jazz musicians.
Excellent choice for the win, Wayne! I forgot about all those sayings! Touche, Jaye!
Yes, that one a carry over into my generation as well. It was a popular logo on t-shirts, posters, etc.
Your right! "Right on" was probably just as popular as "far out"
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!
If I remember right, I was told that "swag" is an acronym for "secretly we are gay." "YOLO" means "you only live once," and the morons in my generation use it as an excuse to make terrible or ridiculous decisions..
I'm also in this generation and I also hate it.
Sick - same as "cool"
Dope - same as "cool" and "sick"
Nasty - being good at something
Sup - "What's Up"
I'm guessing 80s ? Some of those terms are carry overs from earlier generations.
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.
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.