Flashback With These 8 Rad Words From the Awesome ’80s
Slang has a funny way of evolving over time. It seems like every decade has its own catchphrases. This topic came up in a conversation with a friend of mine not too long ago. These vintage words and phrases make speech fun.
The 1980s were a decade filled with plenty of pop culture, technological advances, and some unique fashion trends. Together it influenced the slang terms that were popular back then. I say bring some of this colorful language back. An article from Attalie Anne came up with some good ones but I also have my favorites. While some have fallen out of use, some deserve to make a comeback.
Here's some slang we used in the 1980s that deserves a second chance.
LOOK: FLASHBACK WITH THESE 8 RAD WORDS FROM THE AWESOME 1980s
Short for radical, this was used to describe something that was really cool or awesome.
Originally a surfing term, gnarly describes something that is extreme, impressive, or really good.
Another term from the surfing world, tubular was used to describe something as excellent or really cool.
Taken from the word grotesque, grody was used to define something as gross or disgusting.
Totally was a common way to say that you completely agreed with something.
A term used to describe something that was excellent, impressive, or attractive.
This was popular lingo to emphasize agreement or excitement, often associated with the whole "Valley Girl" stereotype.
A sarcastic way of saying "obviously" or "of course".
While some of these terms may seem outdated, they have that charm that can add a fun vibe to today's language. Why not try throwing a few of these words into your conversations and see if you can bring back some of that '80s magic?
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