Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Slang Words I used In The 80's

In the 80's I was your typical everyday obnoxious teenager . My 20 year high school class reunion is coming up in October, which I plan on attending. It's going to be totally wild seeing all these old faces. The reunion really got me thinking about my younger years and all the off the wall words we use to say. We sure did have our own language going on back then. If you were a teenager in the 80's then you can totally relate to this. What type of words did you say in the 80's. Drop me a line and let me know. Hope you enjoy reading this Thursday 13 as much as I enjoyed writing it.

1. As If!
I'd rather not. "Hey why don't you go out with that guy in the Izod shirt?" "AS IF!"

2. Awesome
Something extremely good, and exceptional. "That movie was awesome."

3. Barf Me Out
You might of heard this come from a Valley Girl after you've said something offensive to her. Also used to describe something you do not particularly like.
See Also: Make Me Barf, Gross Me Out, Gross Me Out the Door, Grodie.

4. Bitchin
Superb, excellent. "That's a bitchin' Camaro."

5. Bite me
"Your such a poser" "Bite Me!"

6. Butt Ugly
Unattractive to the sight. I'm still using this one. LOL!!

7. Chill Pill
Take it easy. "Take a Chill Pill! You're gonna get us all busted."

8. Damn Skippy!
Similar to "You bet your a**!" Strong affirmation or agreement.

9. Dude
Someone who is cool. ie. "Dude!" Origins of this context word can be traced to California. This was my all time favorite word. It took me years to break the habit of saying it.

10. Fantabulous
It's basically Fantastic and Fabulous put together. It's something that is sarcastically good!

11. Gag Me With a Spoon

12. Goober
"Eww. You've got a goober showing."
Something stupid. "Don't be such a goober."

13. Head Banger
Fan of heavy metal music. Yup, this is what people use to call me back in the day. LOL!


  1. I still say "bite me, goober", especially to my kids! They think it's so weird!

  2. These bring back great memories! I still say "gross me out". :)

  3. Too funny and a trip down memory lane :) Happy TT!

  4. Freakin' cool, dude. Thanks for the flashback! ;)

    Happy TT!

  5. happy tt and i remember a number of those sayings...awesome, bite me, butt

  6. Awesome is used to this day, by far too many people. Overused, in fact, to describe things that are not actually awesome, or even more than mildly interesting.

  7. I still use awesome. I think that's right up there with cool (slang terms that will never go out of style). Another one that I used a lot back in the 80s was "kick ass". Man, that's a kick ass stereo!

  8. Hahahaha, what a cool list :) I wonder if people in 30 years wiil laugh as much about todays slang as we do about this.

    Happy TT and greets

  9. Like I so still use them?

    The Pink Flamingo

  10. That was funny. When I was a teen it was "golly geez!" You wrote a great list and it was a nice idea for a TT.

    My TT is up here.

  11. I was a 90's teen but I said grodie alot and Bite me A LOT.

    One of my sayings was "Pretty Groovy, huh."

  12. I remember telling people to take a chill pill.

  13. Great list! I still say 2,6,8,9 & 10 on a regular basis! Crap! Does that mean I'm showing my age?

    Happy TT!

  14. Don't forget: "Like, Oh My God!" - said in your best Valley Girl accent, of course ;D

  15. *snork* Too funny. And since my class of '83 reunion is coming up, it was a nice refresher course. Have to say I'm guilty of using a few of these in my time.

  16. I guess I never really though about those words as being 80s words...I still use several of them....and Dude is making a daughter mentioned the other day that she needs to break the Dude habit (she's 14!)


  18. We used to say those, too, and still do a lot, lol.
    We used to say Chill Out. My mom, trying to be cool, told my brother to "Gel out." one day. He about peed himself laughing at her! LOL

  19. Very funny! I remember these words! Happy TT

  20. Great list, my 20 was the other weekend so I'm right there with ya in being an 80's teen. I was also a head banger and said grodie way too much. Very fun to see those, happy TT!

  21. I remember hearing a few of those from my sisters. I was a teenager in the 70s, so I never said any of them.

    Happy TT!

  22. Thanks for visiting.
    Just FYI, I linked to your article from 13 Annoying Things On the Web.

  23. What a fun refresher--we heard most of those in our house.


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