Dig This, Texas: Here Are 6 Terms From 1970s That Need a Comeback
You've got to love the 1970s. It was the decade of disco, bell-bottoms, and some of the grooviest lingo one has ever heard. While some terms from that era have faded, others are due for a comeback and I'm all for it.
Huffpost came out with some vintage words from back in the day. It got me thinking and I was able to come up with a few of my favorites. If you're like me and grew up in the 1970s, these are just what the doctor ordered. See how many of these you remember.
LOOK: HERE ARE 6 TERMS FROM THE 1970S THAT NEED A COMEBACK
This term showed surprise or approval. Catch someone jamming out to their favorite tune on the radio? Far out, man! If something is impressive nowadays, why not toss in a "far out" once in awhile?
If you wanted to call someone out for being fake back in the day, they were a "jive turkey". I love it. It's catchy and less harsh than what you might call someone today. So the next time someone is being a bit flaky, let them know they're being a jive turkey.
Is something not true or heartfelt? That's bogus, man. It was a way to express disbelief or disappointment. A canceled concert you had planned on attending? A friend giving you the cold shoulder? Both totally bogus.
A simple yet effective way to convey disappointment. Everybody knows what it means. It rolls off the tongue and is a lot safer than other words. Next time plans to go out on the town fall through? Bummer, man.
What a Drag
I like this exclamation of disappointment. It's simple and to the point. This one has always stuck with me. I break it out all the time. Ever had a hot date cancel last minute? What a drag.
Can You Dig It?
Back in the day, this meant "do you understand?" or "do you agree?" This phrase is fun to say. It's a term I'd love to hear more of. You dig?
These seventies' slang words have a flair that today's language lacks. Let's go retro and bring these gems back.
The language from the 1970s was unique, and so were the houses. They had a look and style all their own, and we've got the pictures to prove it. Keep scrolling to go back in time.