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LibArtie December 17th, 2016 10:17pm

Name a word or phrase that was common in past decades but no longer is. Example: nifty

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/18/16 10:08 am

Rap session. Has a completely different meaning these days!

bcorr17 T FOR TEMPLE U
12/18/16 12:08 pm

I still use it this all the time:)

bcorr17 T FOR TEMPLE U
12/18/16 12:08 pm

That was terrible grammar. But I still use dude haha.

UniversePlan Michigan
12/18/16 7:09 am

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beccaann 39.9612 N, 82.9988 W
12/17/16 11:59 pm

Bomb - that party was bomb!
Gnarly -it was a gnarly crash!
Deuces -deuces! I'm out!

Those were all pretty big when I was in high school, it's only been about seven years, but it feels like decades! Especially when I hear kids saying things like lit or fleek.

buffaloman Team Trump
12/17/16 10:39 pm

"Smarts" as in pain: Ouch- that smarts!!

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/18/16 10:08 am

What is rad? Several people have mentioned it.

garrettr Alabama
12/17/16 9:25 pm

Sweet as in "that's a sweet car" or something. Being around middle schoolers all day and having a daughter in high school I've never heard it used. Some people may use it but not as often as I heard it in high school.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/18/16 10:05 am

Yeah, I'd say that was from the 80's or so.

12/17/16 8:57 pm

Groovy, heavy, mod, rad...

Isomax TIC TOC
12/17/16 8:03 pm

I got a groovy set of threads man. Check out my Zoot Suit. Now how bout we go cut a rug.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
12/17/16 7:27 pm

The word is out of style but spooning will never die.

OrkieDorkie this Purrssy grabs back
12/17/16 7:05 pm

Swell - well that's just swell!!

12/17/16 6:37 pm

Auto correctπŸ˜‚ no I want it to be wrong phone

nekmor Round Rock TX
12/17/16 6:04 pm

Far out
Outta sight

Wackacrat Harford County
12/17/16 5:59 pm

Can I say I'm so glad to never hear anyone say "aight" anymore or "Naa' Mean."

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 5:56 pm

That's a drag
Get lit
"man" as a spacer, like "uh"

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 5:57 pm

Street cred
"hasta la vista,baby"

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
12/17/16 5:59 pm

radical or rad!

cheermom New Jersey
12/17/16 5:54 pm

Valise. My father still calls suitcases valises.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/17/16 5:12 pm

Gnarly, trousers, britches, hootenanny, icebox (not very often), and homeskillet!

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 5:14 pm

I'd never heard of homeskillet. I'll see your selections and raise you dame, chick & broad.

rons Thanks America
12/17/16 5:58 pm

Gal, gams, nylons, DA (Ducks Ass). Two bits, Fin, glass packs, curb feelers, moon disk.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
12/19/16 4:49 pm

Ron just inadvertently reminded me of one in a different thread: whack!

12/17/16 4:42 pm

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 4:46 pm

Love your additions.πŸ‘Here's one that goes way back. Cross, as in "Don't be cross with me!"

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 4:28 pm

Do people say trousers anymore? Or bloomers?

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/18/16 10:02 am

I think that's different. Men don't wear them anymore. Remember peddle pushers for girls?

imanag My heaven on Earth
12/17/16 4:20 pm

Like a broken record

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 4:27 pm

It should be passé but it's still used.

Dazey Beagles Rule
12/17/16 4:09 pm

I still say "dressed to the nines".

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/17/16 3:49 pm

Out of sight
Far out

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 3:52 pm

Those are swell!πŸ‘Œ

Maj Worth Economist
12/17/16 3:56 pm

I was reading the Hardy Boys to my son, and swell came up. Man, he HATED that word. So now whenever I come across it (it's in Nancy Drew, too), I'm supposed to read it as fantastic. πŸ˜‚

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 4:03 pm

😊There's an I Love Lucy episode when she takes lessons in culture. The instructor said, "There are 2 words you should never use. One is swell, the other is lousy." Lucy replied, "OK, what are the words?"

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 5:02 pm

Here's the hilarious clip!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

12/17/16 3:33 pm

Hunky Dory
Gay (as in happy)

LibArtie SW Connecticut
12/17/16 3:35 pm

Golly, sounds good to me.😊