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.

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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.


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Photo: Canva

Far Out

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?

Jive Turkey

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.

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Photo: Canva


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?

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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.

This 1970s Home Is a Complete Vibe!

Don't let the lime green door fool ya, this home is just missing shag carpeting!

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