Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Slang Words From The 70's

Thursday thirteen - 19th Edition

A few weeks ago I did a Thursday Thirteen on slang words from the 80's. This week I thought I'd do 13 slang words from the 70's. I hope everyone enjoys these. Drop me a line if you remember any of these fun slang words or they bring back any good memories.

  • skinny
    real deal or truth."let me give you the skinny on the deal"

  • ' Can You Dig It'
    Do you understand? " Can you dig it man?"

  • 'Bootin'
    as in; Are you going Bootin? "I'm going Roller Bootin" or rollerskating.

  • The 'Crib' and going to the 'Gig'
    The "crib" was going home or to someone else's house, and "gig" was work or job.

  • 'Far Out'

  • 'Lay A Gasser'
    to fart.

  • 'You're So Stunned'
    Meaning the person acted or said something stupid, dumb.

  • 'book' Or 'booking'
    to run quickly, usually away from something. (ie The cops were after him so he was booking down the street.)

  • 'bunny'
    a cute girl

  • 'catch You On The Flip~side'
    see you later

  • 'feel Tha Funk'
feel the music. get down wit da boogie.

  • 'right On' !!
Right on--was a slang used for hip people when you agreed to something ex: Are you going to the club tonight--Right on!

  • Boogie
to get your groove on; to dance.


  1. I still find myself using "Can you dig it?" at times...and 'right on is just a given around our house.

    Great idea.

    My T-13 is posted. Last one over to visit me is a rotten egg! :o)

  2. Ah, memories! I'm feeling all nostalgic now.

  3. Can You Dig It always makes me think of the theme from Shaft way back at the start of the seventies.

  4. I grew up in the 70's and remember a few of those....How about, "Thats Rad!" Great list. Happy TT.

  5. Oh, I'm so 80s! Thanks for making me smile.

  6. Very funny! I love them all.

    Happy TT!

  7. Very funny! I love them all.

    Happy TT!

  8. I haven't thought of "booking" in years. I used it quite a bit when I was a kid. As I think of "can you dig it", I am remembering quite a few song lyrics from that era which featured the term.

  9. I am soooo digging this TT :)

  10. Another clever idea for T-13 today! Thanks for the ‘far out’ memories ... I can definitely 'dig it' ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Yep. I used to use some of these. Wait! I still do!

    Fun T-13! Mine's up, too.

  12. LOL I related more to the 80's slang, but this is great, too.

  13. LOL I remember most of those!! I was a kid having the time of my life.

    Happy TT!! This week, mine is the 13 Most Beautiful Classic Movie actresses.

  14. I was in grade school in the 70's but I do remember some of these. Funny list, happy TT

  15. I'm totally going to start using 'lay a gasser.' As soon as possible.


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