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What outdated slang do you still use?

What outdated slang do you still use?

Punbungler

I'm a big fan of bonkers.


KasiakaKing

I also heard "bananas"


MarisPipers

That's how I always describe "this shit"


silentsnak3

I cannot spell bananas without singing that song now. Fuck you Gwen Stefani lol.


MDStanduser

Oh man that’s heavy!


Kool_McKool

Great Scot!


Twatareyousaying

Nifty


Delgado_Jim

Lately I've been describing things as "whack"


HapTato

His hair, wack. His jewelry, wack. The way that he doesn't even like to smile, wack


CrudeSatsuma26

Me, I’m tight as fuck!


bsteezy381

"Tight" is also one I feel is scarcely used these days lol


funfetti-ish

I still say skedaddle. Like a dad, “Welp time to skedaddle gang”


HowWasItDetroit

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


Jabbathefoon

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!


WigWubz

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"


Galausia

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 I'm not one of the kids anymore, don't know of these are outdated yet.


CalebFTW12

I’m a senior in high school rn and dope and sweet are definitely used, I say those words on a daily basis lol


Ionlypost1ce

Dopes longevity has been impressive


Awesomesaauce

"Dope" has the longest half-life of all dope


miguel4546

“Booked it” as in ‘we ran the fuck out of there’ apparently there’s a new one Edit: Thanks for the silver 🤠


Guaneer

The new is “dip” as i. “We dipped the moment shit got heated”


thesuperscience

I heard "homeslice" once around 1997 and it's still a part of my daily vocabulary.


pixelpusher15

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?


AlbuquerqueBystander

No its totally tubular


egg_salad_sandwich

Cylindrical vocab brah


bill_from_atlantis

i unironically send "tubular", "gnar", "bodacious", and "righteous" texts to my friends all the time, but it never catches on. :( 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♂️🏄‍♂️


DontHailHydra

By its very definition OG cannot be dated


sftktysluttykty

I say this at least once a day. See also “homeskillet”


Hmmmzepplin

I call my kid homeskillet! Hates it!


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Alito4life

Don’t forget to add THE before a word and an s at the end. “Hey let’s go catch The Pokemons”


batshitcrazy5150

I say "swell" pretty often.


kissingdistopia

Golly!


chiffball

Gee willikers, Beav


PYRoBU

Gnarly. I like how it’s spelled.


engineeredthoughts

This is still heavily used in the mountain bike and skater communities


Unsaidbread

Surfing, snow boarding, snow skiing, dirt biking, basically all the dangerous things Southern Californias like doing. Edit: I'm dumb and from so cal


nwoh

That's pretty gnarly dude


clickstops

It’s outdated? I use it many times each day.


Own-Cupcake7586

“Ahoy” when answering the phone.


shaunna_thedork

ahoy-hoy


JPMoney81

Is it about my cube?


doctor-rumack

Have the Rolling Stones killed.


TheVentiLebowski

But Sir, those aren't...


doctor-rumack

DO AS I SAY!


theundonenun

Mr. Burns?


jigokusabre

No. You have the wrong number. This is 5-2-4-6. I suspect you need more practice working your telephone machine.


Stories_for_days

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


the_fathead44

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.


Bexaleoalleyooop

That made me hella happy


RunDNA

In the Czech Republic, their most commonly used word for "Hello" is "Ahoj", which is pronounced "Ahoy".


aglobalnomad

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.


ShitForCereal

Without context “why” might be my favorite phone greetings, it sounds so passive aggressive but polite at the same time.


Shonenlegend

That’s what Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to say when they answered the phone.


Minetech26

I wish that had caught on. It would be fun to say ahoy more often without it sounding strange


thorium43

Just go for it bro. People will follow your lead if your frame is strong.


mybodyisawitch

This thread is just a list of terms I still use on a daily to weekly basis.


OCDGrammarNazi

"Wicked fresh". Drives my 13 year old mental. She has no idea what it means.


ASingularFrenchFry

my mom still refers to everything as “the bomb” and “bitchin” and I love it for her lol


Thekhandoit

Bitchin is timeless


titus894171

I like “funky fresh” but wicked is good too!


sleepingsublime

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.


henryjm19

People still use that word to refer to bad weed


Cooking_Cats_Coffee

People are still getting bad weed?


MotherGooseBro

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…


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'groovy'


MisanthropeCreature

Ash Williams approves Edit: [to all you Evil Dead enthusiasts](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhZYAL_7nMg)


Hydra_Master

Hail to the king, baby!


Jacky_Nightshift

Remember, shop smart, shop S-Mart!!!


Squagdoo

Yo I start every sentence with yo as a habit Edit: first word


DrewExplosions

Found Jesse Pinkman’s Reddit account


Leoxagon

Bitch!


thegiraff3boi

Yeah bitch!


Beserked2

I reply 'yo' instead of 'yeah' or 'what' when someone calls my name. I'm a 31 year old woman


spankymuffin

Wait, did "yo" go out of fashion? That would make me sad.


ShootaCarson

Idk, I'm 21 and I've always said it, guess I missed the memo


PheonixDeloures

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.


anithemal

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.


NathanGa

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.


Malvania

Did you hear about Pluto? That's messed up, right?


The_RTV

C'mon son!


nerraw92

I mean I wanna downvote because Psych will never be outdated but also I can't not upvote Psych


disneynerd27

I think Psych singlehandedly brought “suck it” out of outdatedness lol


DrTran3459

Said the liar


jhot_

I've heard it both ways


YU15SofaKingdom

The gramps would say "go suck an egg"


champagnepatronus

Rad


MostGoodPerson

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


Z2xU

Try.... "slick" for radical sweet references


BananaStew5

I frequently say “rad” and “sick” some of my favs for sure.


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Dope.


ZeroSix4

I say dope pretty regularly. Shit's dope.


brownhues

Dope as fuck.


Ricoschlutz

Wait... Sick is outdated?


OJ_tha_Juice

Sick is forever.


NadjaStolz28

I use “rad” far, far too much.


yodabroth

i refer to things as being “wack” a lot


Caitsss

His hair? WACK.


gourmetprincipito

His clothes? WACK.


therich

The way that he doesn't even like to smile? WACK


nyangata05

But me? I'm tight as FUCK!


357Jimmy

And he DEFINITELY can't skate transition!


TitanWet

I neva seen a rock to fakie or single kick turn


2dayroad

That's outdated?


SippingBinJuice

No, it came back


2dayroad

Noice


Kbevv

That’s wack


acgasp

Wiggedy wack, or regular?


tooth_and_hoof

No, just regular type


KittyTheShark

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!!".


Malvania

I've done that, but was informed that "dude" is gender neutral. Still everybody is dude, now


Dazinth

"I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, cuz were all dudes, hey!"


RythmOfTheHotDog

Good Burger is gospel 🙏🏻


statix138

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.


Paradoxinthewind

I had a boyfriend once who got offended if I called him dude. We did not last. Everyone is equally dude.


The1Koalaman

After reading the comments, I've came to the realization I'm a living breathing personification of outdated slang


RUfuqingkiddingme

What funny is my daughter had been saying boujee for a while without knowing bourgeois (bo͝orˈZHwä) was a word.


Daddydactyl

My boss uses this word unironically in the exact opposite of how it's meant and it's the pinnacle of infuriating.


spitfire451

Like how? "Look at this bougie soup kitchen?"


Notsurehowtoreact

Oscar the Grouch is the bougie-est motherfucker I know


Soapes

i'm stoked


demonicfeces

Go to a skiing community, stoked is very much not outdated there.


Toocoo4you

I don’t think skiing slang has ever left the 80s tbh


mopageboy

Stoked has always been current in any surf town/culture


sarahl3333

Grody


SpaceDave83

…to the max!


protectorofpastries

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)


Interesting-Duck6793

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.


bluebirdgm

“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…”


TallDrinkOfLaCroix

I prefer the Diamond Dogs


Mike81890

Lasso-related or just Bowie? ... Or maybe Solid Snake?


aerwrek

"Flame-o hot-man!"


Rad_Von_Carstein

Still popular in the colonies!


Djehbruh

We think


JayMerlyn

Is dancing popular there too?


Sayoricanyouhearme

Yes be careful, you could puncture the hull of an empire-class Fire Nation battle ship, leaving thousands to drown at sea.


fretz246da

That phrase went out with shoulder-spikes!


ClearingFlags

"Hello, Zuko here!"


michiness

Hotman. Hotman.


suititup1

When the kids start getting rowdy I pull out “Simmer down”.


huisek

Simmah dahn nah!


mclarenfan86

"Summer, Donna." Still makes me laugh.


downsouthcountry

Oh...I didn't know this was outdated...


raetattoo

oh snap


imlivinginthe90s

Saying that’s tight/ sick.


Jakey_Bone

Sick is outdated? All these years and now i know how people truly see me


andrewtreeee

“word”


AmigoDelDiabla

"Word" is timeless.


deadcell

word


Accomplished-Fee3846

To your mother


accomplicated

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. Example: 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.”


O4PetesSake

Oh for Pete’s Sake!


amairoc

Username checks out


Blitzkriek

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.


hanneyr1

I use "right on" and "far out" often. Never really stopped from the 60s-70s.


Phreshlybaked

I say right on all the time 😄 when did become out dated??


ZeroSix4

I don't think it did, haha. I'm 39 from Canada and everyone says that. Right on, eh.


Megundi

I'm also 39 from Canada and everyone I know says it.


legitttz

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.


mirandaugh

Adding "izzle" to the end of words as per 2000s Snoop Dogg ("for shizzle") or calling something cool "the shiznit"


blankspacefood

Saying something cool is “the bomb.”


thatswacyo

That's the bomb.com.


wellwaffled

The bomb.org They just really want to get the information out there


Lerch98

Bitchin' Edit: thanks for all the awards


MarkMVP01

This house is bitchin’


Latter_Reflection_50

I don't use outdated slang...SYKE!!!!


histricalwack

“Get bent” shout-out That 70s Show


umheimlich

Doobie


Psychozillogical

Stellar


tamelycliches

"Far out" and "right on"


ClarkTwain

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.


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coolfreeusername

Gnarly


Balgryn

"Coolio" "lol" "geez Louise"


scotthmurray

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


RolandParr57

I still think some things are " NEAT-O"!


FuckLordOzai

Wicked, sick, groovy


strippersandcocaine

Wicked will never be outdated in Mass!


GreenLanternRR

"Fucking A"


Teuton89

“Fucking A bro” is my go-to expression when I’m trying to convey both disbelief and sympathy


Phantomtastic

"Far out"


Lazy_Hazelnut

Righteous. Always.


jamin_g

"Duh" And the progressive, "no duh"


Plantayne

I still use 1st edition Shadowrun slang whenever I play. Can’t help it, it’s just so much fun.


Money-Statement-6287

You go girl.


HeWhoIsNotMe

I purposely try to use the most outdated slang to irritate younger people.


Draviddavid

*"Howdy homeskillets, can I hang ten with you homies until your mum yeets it out of work and rolls up on us dope playas?"*


bigbigcheese2

Yeet is barely outdated but it’s outdated enough to be the cringiest part of that one…


Draviddavid

Yeet is also the most likely to annoy a young person.


Euphoric-Cow4671

Fo shizzle


Steve0-BA

I'm trying to bring back "no shit sherlock". It's not going well.


Candy_Acid

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."


Mystic_Waffles

I'll throw out the occasional "Smooth move, Ex-Lax"


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littleboy_xxxx

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.


blitzbom

Well then, reading the Stormlight Archive just got a bit weirder.


ItsKnope2016

The King's Wit


Raccoon_Full_of_Cum

Along the same line, "nothing" was slang for a woman's genitals back then too. Gives "Much Ado About Nothing" a whole new meaning.


DrewExplosions

Do you have a source for this? I did a quick search and didn’t turn up a result confirming this


littleboy_xxxx

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' [Source](https://www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeare/language/slang-and-sexual-language) ​ 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.