What outdated slang do you still use?
By - williamsaguaro2002
I'm a big fan of bonkers.
I also heard "bananas"
That's how I always describe "this shit"
I cannot spell bananas without singing that song now. Fuck you Gwen Stefani lol.
Oh man that’s heavy!
Lately I've been describing things as "whack"
His hair, wack. His jewelry, wack. The way that he doesn't even like to smile, wack
Me, I’m tight as fuck!
"Tight" is also one I feel is scarcely used these days lol
I still say skedaddle. Like a dad,
“Welp time to skedaddle gang”
dig/ dig it.
It bothers me that there isn't a shovel emoji on iPhone, cause it would save me some time to just reply with a shovel rather than "dig." to my friends
Fun fact for you!
"Ya dig it?" comes from the Irish "an dtuigeann tú?" (pronounced diggin'), meaning "do you understand?"
While working alongside Irish workers in turn of the century America, African Americans adapted the term to AAVE!
I'm far from bilingual, but "**ní thuigim**" is one of the few gaeilge phrases I intersperse with English vocab on the regular. It's like you're saying "I understand _so little_ that I'm not even sure what language we're speaking anymore"
Dope? Rad? Sweet? any of those still in use? I'm not one of the kids anymore, don't know of these are outdated yet.
I’m a senior in high school rn and dope and sweet are definitely used, I say those words on a daily basis lol
Dopes longevity has been impressive
"Dope" has the longest half-life of all dope
“Booked it” as in ‘we ran the fuck out of there’ apparently there’s a new one
Edit: Thanks for the silver 🤠
The new is “dip” as i. “We dipped the moment shit got heated”
I heard "homeslice" once around 1997 and it's still a part of my daily vocabulary.
My wife and I call each other “home fry” “home skillet” and “home nugget”….I have no idea why. We don’t say home slice though and I think that’s the OG.
Is “OG” dated?
No its totally tubular
Cylindrical vocab brah
i unironically send "tubular", "gnar", "bodacious", and "righteous" texts to my friends all the time, but it never catches on. :(
By its very definition OG cannot be dated
I say this at least once a day. See also “homeskillet”
I call my kid homeskillet! Hates it!
Don’t forget to add THE before a word and an s at the end. “Hey let’s go catch The Pokemons”
I say "swell" pretty often.
Gee willikers, Beav
Gnarly. I like how it’s spelled.
This is still heavily used in the mountain bike and skater communities
Surfing, snow boarding, snow skiing, dirt biking, basically all the dangerous things Southern Californias like doing.
Edit: I'm dumb and from so cal
That's pretty gnarly dude
It’s outdated? I use it many times each day.
“Ahoy” when answering the phone.
Is it about my cube?
Have the Rolling Stones killed.
But Sir, those aren't...
DO AS I SAY!
No. You have the wrong number.
This is 5-2-4-6.
I suspect you need more practice working your telephone machine.
I missed that brief period of time when my friends and my brothers would call me and we would scream WAAAAAASSSSSSSUUUUPPP into the phone. I know it was dumb and I even knew it back then I just kept holding onto it because for a short window we were actually calling each other again and talking
I remember being in the car with my mom one day during the summer back when I was in middle school, maybe 6th/7th grade - we were driving past the mall and I saw a group of older kids standing around their cars way out in the parking lot, so I rolled down the window, stuck my head out, and yelled "WAAAAASSSUUUUUP" as loud as I could. The group responded immediately, and I vividly remember one of the girls was jumping up and down while she screamed it back, and one of the dudes jumped onto the roof of his car and screamed it back while holding his hand up to the side of his head like he was on the phone.
It felt pretty awesome as a little kid lol.
That made me hella happy
In the Czech Republic, their most commonly used word for "Hello" is "Ahoj", which is pronounced "Ahoy".
Funny story about the words people say when answering the phone:
My roommate in college was from HK. One day, our dorm room phone rings and he walks over, picks it up, and says in a slightly elongated questioning tone, "Why?" I was as confused as I thought he was.
Only later did I realize that "wai2" (喂) intonated like a question is the Cantonese equivalent of the Mandarin "wéi" and the standard telephone greeting.
Without context “why” might be my favorite phone greetings, it sounds so passive aggressive but polite at the same time.
That’s what Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to say when they answered the phone.
I wish that had caught on. It would be fun to say ahoy more often without it sounding strange
Just go for it bro. People will follow your lead if your frame is strong.
This thread is just a list of terms I still use on a daily to weekly basis.
"Wicked fresh". Drives my 13 year old mental. She has no idea what it means.
my mom still refers to everything as “the bomb” and “bitchin” and I love it for her lol
Bitchin is timeless
I like “funky fresh” but wicked is good too!
I called something "bunk" a week ago and then realized I haven't said that for 25 years and probably shouldn't for another 25.
People still use that word to refer to bad weed
People are still getting bad weed?
Bunk ass weed has a way of showing up if you’re smoking with someone who doesn’t buy from a regular source… especially down here in FL…
Ash Williams approves
Edit: [to all you Evil Dead enthusiasts](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhZYAL_7nMg)
Hail to the king, baby!
Remember, shop smart, shop S-Mart!!!
Yo I start every sentence with yo as a habit
Edit: first word
Found Jesse Pinkman’s Reddit account
I reply 'yo' instead of 'yeah' or 'what' when someone calls my name.
I'm a 31 year old woman
Wait, did "yo" go out of fashion?
That would make me sad.
Idk, I'm 21 and I've always said it, guess I missed the memo
I have definitely said ‘suck it’ and used a series of aggressive crotch chops a’la D-Generation X too often and not entirely ironically recently.
I’m in my 30’s. Possibly far too old for that. Lol. Very common when I was like 13-14 tho.
Hahaha, a few weeks ago I won a friendly argument with my wife and I dropped the D-Gen X. My wife laughed saying she had forgotten about that move all the while my kids stared at us like we were ancient relics.
A few years ago at work, I solved a problem on the computer I'd spent an inordinate amount of time on. In celebration, I jumped up onto a stool, and then onto the desk, while vigorously chopping toward the computer.
It's possibly the most athletic thing I've done in the last five years.
Did you hear about Pluto? That's messed up, right?
I mean I wanna downvote because Psych will never be outdated but also I can't not upvote Psych
I think Psych singlehandedly brought “suck it” out of outdatedness lol
Said the liar
I've heard it both ways
The gramps would say "go suck an egg"
I teach middle school and get teased by students when I say “rad” or “radical.” At that point, there’s nothing else to do except double down and just let loose with all the outdated slang.
Radical is one I do say regularly though
Try.... "slick" for radical sweet references
I frequently say “rad” and “sick” some of my favs for sure.
I say dope pretty regularly.
Dope as fuck.
Wait... Sick is outdated?
Sick is forever.
I use “rad” far, far too much.
i refer to things as being “wack” a lot
His hair? WACK.
His clothes? WACK.
The way that he doesn't even like to smile? WACK
But me? I'm tight as FUCK!
And he DEFINITELY can't skate transition!
I neva seen a rock to fakie or single kick turn
No, it came back
Wiggedy wack, or regular?
No, just regular type
I say "sup little dude/dudette" to my students as they are brought into our classroom. I also do the little head nod when I say it and do the "exploding fist bump" with them.
The kids love it and the parents enjoy the interaction. One dad asked when his son will be coming into my room to do this, I teach the 18 month olds, his son is 5 months. I go up to him and say "sup little baby dude" and do "baby fist bump" when I see him in the halls at drop off.
Baby fist bump is when I gently lift Babys hand and tap his little fingers on my other hand and whisper "fist bump!!".
I've done that, but was informed that "dude" is gender neutral. Still everybody is dude, now
"I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, cuz were all dudes, hey!"
Good Burger is gospel 🙏🏻
I've been unapologetically calling my wife dude for well over a decade now. I'm glad people are coming around to the versatility of the word dude.
I had a boyfriend once who got offended if I called him dude. We did not last. Everyone is equally dude.
After reading the comments, I've came to the realization I'm a living breathing personification of outdated slang
What funny is my daughter had been saying boujee for a while without knowing bourgeois (bo͝orˈZHwä) was a word.
My boss uses this word unironically in the exact opposite of how it's meant and it's the pinnacle of infuriating.
Like how? "Look at this bougie soup kitchen?"
Oscar the Grouch is the bougie-est motherfucker I know
Go to a skiing community, stoked is very much not outdated there.
I don’t think skiing slang has ever left the 80s tbh
Stoked has always been current in any surf town/culture
…to the max!
Not really me but my dad. He still refers to his really close friends as “dogpound”
“What’s up dogpound?”
I’ve heard it in an old rap song too. He also refers to my mom as “my ole lady”
“Yea me and my ole lady are out rn but we’ll be back later on”
Cracks me up
Edit: wow this shit blew up, I’m gonna show my dad lol (he’s 51)
When my dad is talking to friends calls them “brother” as if he’s hulk hogan.
He also refers to smoking pot as “smoking the reefer” which gives me a giggle.
“Ya see kids, in the old days there was this late night talk show called ‘The Arsenio Hall Show,’ and there was a section of the audience that was sitting right by the studio band…”
I prefer the Diamond Dogs
Lasso-related or just Bowie?
... Or maybe Solid Snake?
Still popular in the colonies!
Is dancing popular there too?
Yes be careful, you could puncture the hull of an empire-class Fire Nation battle ship, leaving thousands to drown at sea.
That phrase went out with shoulder-spikes!
"Hello, Zuko here!"
When the kids start getting rowdy I pull out “Simmer down”.
Simmah dahn nah!
"Summer, Donna." Still makes me laugh.
Oh...I didn't know this was outdated...
Saying that’s tight/ sick.
Sick is outdated? All these years and now i know how people truly see me
"Word" is timeless.
To your mother
Is that outdated? I say, “Word” all the time.
Word it born. Word is lived. Word to your mother. Even just straight up, “word” as an acknowledgment of understanding of a concept that has just been conveyed always feels appropriate to me.
Person A: “See you at my place at 7.”
Person B: “Word.”
Person B has stated that they clearly understand where they should be and when. There is no need for further discussion. I can’t think of a better single word to use in this context.
Edit: for all those trying their hardest to correct me, [Run DMC - Word is Born](https://youtu.be/4_gUeeDgKW8). I’ve been listening to hip hop since ‘86. I know that it is “Word is born.”
Oh for Pete’s Sake!
Username checks out
I heard a young man say "Right on" at the Whole Foods in Boulder. And I thought, "woah, that's cool. I haven't heard that in ages"
Then I decided to start saying it when I got back home. I only used it a couple of times when I heard my best friend say it. And then someone else from our work said it.
I think that guy from Boulder may have brought it back. Or it never left and I just didn't notice.
I use "right on" and "far out" often. Never really stopped from the 60s-70s.
I say right on all the time 😄 when did become out dated??
I don't think it did, haha. I'm 39 from Canada and everyone says that.
Right on, eh.
I'm also 39 from Canada and everyone I know says it.
i say it a lot, and was born and raised in boulder (for reference, i am 30F and lived in seattle 2008-i just moved back to CO temporarily a week ago). that parking lot is top three worst in the city.
Adding "izzle" to the end of words as per 2000s Snoop Dogg ("for shizzle") or calling something cool "the shiznit"
Saying something cool is “the bomb.”
That's the bomb.com.
They just really want to get the information out there
Edit: thanks for all the awards
This house is bitchin’
I don't use outdated slang...SYKE!!!!
shout-out That 70s Show
"Far out" and "right on"
I say “right on” all the time, and have no idea when or why I started.
“Far out” gets used more than I should admit, too.
"Coolio" "lol" "geez Louise"
I said "geez louise" without thinking about it when I was almost hit by a car 20 years ago. Have been using it regularly ever since
I still think some things are " NEAT-O"!
Wicked, sick, groovy
Wicked will never be outdated in Mass!
“Fucking A bro” is my go-to expression when I’m trying to convey both disbelief and sympathy
And the progressive, "no duh"
I still use 1st edition Shadowrun slang whenever I play.
Can’t help it, it’s just so much fun.
You go girl.
I purposely try to use the most outdated slang to irritate younger people.
*"Howdy homeskillets, can I hang ten with you homies until your mum yeets it out of work and rolls up on us dope playas?"*
Yeet is barely outdated but it’s outdated enough to be the cringiest part of that one…
Yeet is also the most likely to annoy a young person.
I'm trying to bring back "no shit sherlock". It's not going well.
My mom and dad both still say this. Their friends say it, too. Someone also has to answer with "Fuck you, Watson!" or "Dig deeper, Watson."
I'll throw out the occasional "Smooth move, Ex-Lax"
In Shakesperean language, 'wit' was slang for a man's penis
It takes a new meaning to the motto of Ravenclaw house: "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure"
Edit: Thanks for all the comments. I'm sure reddit crashed sometime back because of my notifications folder ! :P
Special shout out to all the gilders for proving I should stick to kindergarten insults and yo mama comments instead of sharing anything actually interesting on here.
Well then, reading the Stormlight Archive just got a bit weirder.
The King's Wit
Along the same line, "nothing" was slang for a woman's genitals back then too. Gives "Much Ado About Nothing" a whole new meaning.
Do you have a source for this? I did a quick search and didn’t turn up a result confirming this
FROM ROMEO AND JULIET, ACT 2, SCENE 3
MERCUTIO: Thy **wit** is a very bitter sweeting: it is a most sharp sauce.
ROMEO: And is it not then well served into a sweet goose?
MERCUTIO: O here's a **wit** of cheverel, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad!
\--wit plays on the sense of 'penis'
It's a play on words between the authentically [Germanic English "wit"](https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wit#English) that meant what it still means and [the Old French "vit"](https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/vit#Fran.C3.A7ais) that meant penis but is now archaic.
French used to be the language of the high society in England. The audience got the joke, or at least pretended to.