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#1 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

When you were around 14-17, what was the word that people used that now you would say which would make people go 'o_O'.
 
For example, as I am 14, my time would be 2009. Notable slang of the moment would be 'skeen' which means 'ok' and 'alie' (pronounced a-lie, not al-ee-eh), which means the same thing.

#2 Posted by rjayb89 (7726 posts) -

"Scamming" for making out.  I thought it was retarded then, I still think it's retarded today.

#3 Posted by Chipset_Seven (202 posts) -

When I was 14 we probably said "Excellent" a lot.  When I was a sophomore in high school I turned to lingo of the 60's to get me past the geeky sayings of my boyhood.  I would often say things like "Right-on, man" and slap a friend across his back.  I don't think the word "Cool" has ever gone out of style.
#4 Edited by AndrewB (7667 posts) -

I was never hip enough to know the lingo of the time period which I grew up in (I'm 23, so the mid to late 90s to early 00's). I still consider "rad" to be an acceptable term. (Oh, and I guess "hip" is still acceptable).

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#5 Posted by jakob187 (21690 posts) -

Cowabunga.

#6 Posted by artofwar420 (6294 posts) -
@AndrewB: I don't think it is anymore. But who cares. 
 
Mine would be, skeet.
#7 Posted by GoodKn1ght (491 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" When you were around 14-17, what was the word that people used that now you would say which would make people go 'o_O'.  For example, as I am 14, my time would be 2009. Notable slang of the moment would be 'skeen' which means 'ok' and 'alie' (pronounced a-lie, not al-ee-eh), which means the same thing. "
dude what i'm 16 and i've never heard that....
#8 Posted by OutOfBounds9000 (2300 posts) -

 
When i was 15 (around the 90's) we said Klinky which meant House. 
 
 
   

#9 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

In England we've got such gems as: 

'bruv' - instead of 'bro'
'innit' - apparantly short for "isn't it" or just tack it on the end of any sentence for maximum cool points
'mint' - cool, awesome, good 
'fit' - hot, sexy
'fag' - ciggarette [is this one global? I swear I've heard it on American tv shows, and not in a situation where it could be used as gay]
'startin' - "are you trying to start a fight?" usually said repeatedly while holding their arms behind them and pushing you back by bumping their chest into you

#10 Posted by AndrewB (7667 posts) -
@artofwar420 said:
" @AndrewB: I don't think it is anymore. But who cares.   Mine would be, skeet. "
Dude (another acceptable term), whatever... my terminology will always be acceptable. I'm over 20. That means I'm old. That means all the new stuff is just weird and foreign.
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#11 Posted by artofwar420 (6294 posts) -
@WitchHunter_Z: They say fag to be funny, because here it means gay in a derogatory way. 
#12 Posted by the_stig (234 posts) -

Da bomb, everyone using it all of the time and it just got really annoying.

#13 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
@WitchHunter_Z said:
" In England we've got such gems as:  'bruv' - instead of 'bro' 'innit' - apparantly short for "isn't it" or just tack it on the end of any sentence for maximum cool points 'mint' - cool, awesome, good  'fit' - hot, sexy 'fag' - ciggarette [is this one global? I swear I've heard it on American tv shows, and not in a situation where it could be used as gay] 'startin' - "are you trying to start a fight?" usually said repeatedly while holding their arms behind them and pushing you back by bumping their chest into you "
Quite similiar to here in Ireland though I've forgotten most of the phrases. Any other Irish people around here that know them?

@GoodKn1ght said:
" @dbz1995 said:
" When you were around 14-17, what was the word that people used that now you would say which would make people go 'o_O'.  For example, as I am 14, my time would be 2009. Notable slang of the moment would be 'skeen' which means 'ok' and 'alie' (pronounced a-lie, not al-ee-eh), which means the same thing. "
dude what i'm 16 and i've never heard that.... "
Most slang is local so chances are you probably wouldn't have heard it.
#14 Posted by xyzygy (10028 posts) -

Wassup... remember those black guys who would always say it in that video? I was never caught dead saying it but all my friends did. I thought it was dumb then and still do!

#15 Edited by Undeadpool (4958 posts) -

"Pinner" to indicate something of poor quality. I never used it, but it was pretty prolific. Not to hijack the thread, but indicate where your from generally, I'd like to see how slang differed across the country/globe. I'm from Northern California.

"That movie was hella pinner, not enough shit blew up."

#16 Posted by Smarter_Martyr (592 posts) -

Jumping Jehosaphat!

#17 Posted by Pie (7108 posts) -

Brap

#18 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -

Off the hook turned into off the chain, other than that I'm not really sure what to say here.

#19 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -
@WitchHunter_Z said:
" In England we've got such gems as:  'bruv' - instead of 'bro' 'innit' - apparantly short for "isn't it" or just tack it on the end of any sentence for maximum cool points 'mint' - cool, awesome, good  'fit' - hot, sexy 'fag' - ciggarette [is this one global? I swear I've heard it on American tv shows, and not in a situation where it could be used as gay] 'startin' - "are you trying to start a fight?" usually said repeatedly while holding their arms behind them and pushing you back by bumping their chest into you "
awe man don't even remind me of them words
#20 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -
@Pie: No Just No
#21 Posted by Pie (7108 posts) -
@eclipsesis said:
" @Pie: No Just No "
Sorry.....
#22 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Shibby... And it sounded pathetic then and it does so now.  
Well I guess I was older than 14 -15 at that point actually.. Hmm,  
I guess I don' really know. I wasn't down with the "hip" kids back then. Fucking losers, would rather hang out with the older kids. 

#23 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -
@GoodKn1ght said:
" @dbz1995 said:
" When you were around 14-17, what was the word that people used that now you would say which would make people go 'o_O'.  For example, as I am 14, my time would be 2009. Notable slang of the moment would be 'skeen' which means 'ok' and 'alie' (pronounced a-lie, not al-ee-eh), which means the same thing. "
dude what i'm 16 and i've never heard that.... "

me too, where the hell do you live?
#24 Edited by TooWalrus (13234 posts) -

Gay was slang for something lame or stupid. Like homosexuality.
 
EDIT: That was mostly to sarcastic, for those of you who become offended over nothing, or don't understand.

#25 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -
@TooWalrus: Well, I still use gay and homo for those exact reasons, so I can't put "in my time" unless the time is now.
#26 Posted by TooWalrus (13234 posts) -
@lordofultima: Ha, totally, that was mostly a joke. Absolutely.
#27 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

The thing that really surprised me, my family moved when I was around 14 to a new place.  Biggest thing that surprised me was people calling stuff 'gay' that they didn't like.  I had literally never heard that before.

#28 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" Gay was slang for something lame or stupid. Like homosexuality. "
did you just call homosexuality lame and stupid? 
Cute.. 
#29 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6305 posts) -
@Smarter_Martyr said:
"Jumping Jehosaphat! "
The best so far.
#30 Posted by ververdan0226 (1573 posts) -

"That's so money."
 
That whole phrase started with Swingers, right? I still hear some people use it and I fucking hate it....

#31 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

oh yes, I forgot:
 
'wagwan' 'wag1' or 'wahgowan'-all mean how are you.

#32 Posted by lordofultima (6255 posts) -

hot minute means a very very long time, believe it or not.
 
As for the whole gay thing, I love gay people. I just use the term in vein, much like the lord's name.

#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14423 posts) -

Nothing, i was a gen X kid so every thing we did was awesome and timeless.

#34 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" oh yes, I forgot:  'wagwan' 'wag1' or 'wahgowan'-all mean how are you. "
are you jamaican or something ?
#35 Edited by jakob187 (21690 posts) -
@Undeadpool said:

" "Pinner" to indicate something of poor quality."

We used "pinner" for something else when I was young.  = D 
 
@Fragstoff said:

" @artofwar420 said:

" @AndrewB: I don't think it is anymore. But who cares.   Mine would be, skeet. "
skeet is the worst 'word' ever created i want to punch anyone who uses it around me,,,, aggghhh hate it!  how about the first letter of a person's name followed by -dawg sup c-dawg? lol "
AWWW SKEET SKEET MUTHAFUCKER!!! 
 
Also, we used "whole minute" a lot, like "I'll be back in a whole minute". 
#36 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4896 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" Cowabunga-piece-of-mother-fucking-dog-shit. "
#37 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2910 posts) -

I remember a time when it was socially acceptable to call something 'rad.' I blame Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

#38 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -

The term I remember from my childhood that bugged the hell out of me was people tacking "...not!" onto the end of everything, trying to say everything sarcastically like, "That shirt looks good.. not!"
 
Having a brother who would talk like that non-stop was so frustrating >< I was so glad when that fad died out.

#39 Posted by Player1 (3874 posts) -

At my school weird word usages catch on like wildfire, so I'm sure our slang isn't exactly normal. We explain cool and badass things as "raw". When someone makes a mistake we say stinks. Only you must say stinks in a high pitched voice, with a bunch of iiii's. So Stiiiiinks. I'd recommend you try it and spread it. Its hilarious. In a very immature way. Kids around my school have also started to take the d of hyped. So they say "I was getting hype for the game when my coach yelled at me." Oh and when rappers spit a good verse, that rapper went "hard".

#40 Posted by damnboyadvance (4061 posts) -

Damn, shit, faggot, bitch, fuck, fucker, motherfucker, asswipe.
 
Yeah, we aren't exactly creative with slang words today.

#41 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

When I was a kid we said "Wassup" lots I guess,

#42 Posted by digeratiX90 (59 posts) -

I remember saying da bomb, wicked, phat, and tight a lot.

#43 Posted by natetodamax (19212 posts) -
  • Gay, meaning stupid
  • Sketchy, meaning..... I really have no clue
  • Boss, meaning someone that's awesome? I guess
 
I'm 14, yet I don't understand the majority of teenagers I encounter.
#44 Posted by Shazam (474 posts) -

Most of the slang comes from the Northside of Dublin.
 
North : Slar - See you later (said quickly) 
             Story ? - What is the story with you, how are you etc.  
             Bleedin' - Used as replacement for fuck.
             Rapid - Cool i.e : Those shoes are "rapid". 
             Locked - extremely drunk.   
             Slapper - slut,ho etc. 
             You are on your bollox - basically it means "as if" when somebody says something unbelievable about themselves.      
             Craic -  Irish term for fun, merriment. i.e : We had great craic last night.       

#45 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @dbz1995 said:
" oh yes, I forgot:  'wagwan' 'wag1' or 'wahgowan'-all mean how are you. "
are you jamaican or something ? "
Nope, I'm from the UK.
#46 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
Frankly I'm not sure. "Phat" was well before that time for me, and "krunk" was well after. It was probably the 'izzle' thing. I guess I don't remember because I hung out with people that didn't use stupid trendy words. And "dude" is sticking around forever.
 
"skeen" is an evolution of a word used in the 50's for the same meaning, "keen". The 's' in "skeen" means "it's"
 
 @jakob187 said:

" @Undeadpool said:

" "Pinner" to indicate something of poor quality."

We used "pinner" for something else when I was young.  = D 
 
Seems like the same meaning but applied to other things. I'm sure the "pinner" you are referring to is that of a skinny toothpick-spliff, which is generally considered a joint of poor quality.
#47 Posted by PenguinDust (12551 posts) -

I don't remember what we said in the 70s...probably "keep on truck'n, dude" and "I can dig it!"  And, I think there was some CB lingo that found its way into the general public.  I remember people asking "What's your 10-20" for "Where are you" and, of course, "10-4" meant "I understand." But, I don't recall using a lot of notable slang when I was still in short pants.  In the 80s though, when I was in junior and high school, we said things like "Rad", "Cool Beans", and "Ex-cell-lent".
 
"Yo, dude, that camero is bitch'n sweet.  I gotta book to to my homegirl.  Betty be ill'n if I'm late.  Catch you on the flip side."

#48 Posted by Griddler (3344 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" When you were around 14-17, what was the word that people used that now you would say which would make people go 'o_O'.  For example, as I am 14, my time would be 2009. Notable slang of the moment would be 'skeen' which means 'ok' and 'alie' (pronounced a-lie, not al-ee-eh), which means the same thing. "
LoL It sounds like your friends listen to too much grime. Or have seen Kidulthood a few too many times.
#49 Posted by Undeadpool (4958 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @Undeadpool said:

" "Pinner" to indicate something of poor quality."

We used "pinner" for something else when I was young.  = D 
 
Not sure I want to know but...what?
#50 Posted by leky1 (829 posts) -

well my time is now but....i fucking hate that shit