By - Jimbo072
Gag me with a spoon! Like, oh my gaaawwwwd!
This is slang?
Said this to someone in text the other day and they did not understand. They kept asking me what word I was actually trying to say.
That sounds like boomer sass
Hay is for horses hyuk hyuk
Bruh was “hey” a new slang word at some point? Cuz I definitely remember hearing people say “hay is for horses” before and it just dawned on me, because as far as I know “hey” was just a normal everyday word
It's weird to think about, but it absolutely was. As a kid in the '90s, I got "hay is for horses" a few times from Baby Boomer teachers. I was told it was something that their parents, who were mostly Greatest Generation, often said to them. Some particularly traditionally-minded boomers took it to heart and recited it to their children's generation too,
but it was already on its way out by that point and saying "hey" no longer meant you were a beatnik or something.
ALL slang was new at some point, and there have always been older generations griping about new words or the corruption of existing words. "Hey," "OK," "cool," "terrific," etc.
Even many words that we think of as normal or even formal today, like "[hello](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello)" or "bye," have only been in common use since the 19th century.
Was looking for this one. Still trying to figure out when I got old lol
Someone once told me that only old people use “LOL”, lol.
My significantly younger siblings were telling me only old people use a bunch of "..." because to them it means aggression or anger but for most using it it's either a pause or to show confusion.
Your significantly younger siblings are right...
Whoah there, calm down, no need to break out the ellipses!
This never died
Whatever man, my slang is rad
Wow wow wow wow wow... Wow.
Super easy... Barely an inconvenience
I understood that reference
i once told a gen z “that’s dope” & they reacted like i was 50 wtf
.. you gotta be shittin me. That's dope is out!?? Mother fucker I'm getting old
I refuse your reality and choose to live in my own version
Yeah I’m 18, idk how the fuck “that’s dope” has become out of date, I say that shit at least 40 times a day.
Im 40 and I say “thats dope” at least 18 times a day…
Dude same I’m 19 and I always say “that’s dope” or “that’s fuckin dope” rather than fire or lit or bussin or whatever the fuck kinda slang is around. Someone at school looked at me like I was a dinosaur because of it and tried to correct me!
I def went out of my way to use old slang when I was in school. Especially for insults. Called this one asshole ‘penisbreath’ once, and he cleverly retorted with, ‘oh yeah, well at least I don’t suck dick’. I had overestimated his intelligence…
Yeah i do the exact same thing, i love using over the top American insults you’d only hear from a Disney movie in the 2000s, like dingus
Using light insults in an aggressive tone tickles my fancy. “God, you’re such a FUCKIN NINCOMPOOP!”
Who you calling a cootie queen!? you lint licker!
Yeet is my fucking battle cry and I’m never letting it go
Lit is so out 😭😭😭
Yup, teacher here. Lit has been out for a while.
I think lit is also off the table now. I recently used "yeet" ; it did not go well
That guy was just stupid, I say that around my friends all the time
Kay no seriously, this happened to me like 6 years ago i had some teenagers come into a store I managed, I was helping them out, they made their decision and i was like “okay dope” and they were like “whaaaaat?” So I asked my younger employees like “…is dope not cool anymore” and they laughed in my face and they were like “no, now it’s fire or lit, who tf still says dope” and I felt so shamed hahaha.
I think the real age test is whether you still ask teenagers what's cool or not
Man, that’s whack!
sup with the whack playstation sup
That’s a bit of a moo point.
Do people still say badass?
"badass" has kind of ascended slangdom and become a regular ass word tbf, I bet it will survive for centuries at least
Yea of course. It’s Badass to say Badass. Plus, Always Sunny has Project Badass.
I bite my thumb at thee
Have at you!
What, you egg?
You are a saucy boy!
*he stabs him*
shut up u egg and get out of cowells hole. Won’t tell u again.
Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?
No, but I do bite my thumb!
Do you quarrel sir?
Quarrel, sir? No, sir.
1600's slang is where it's at.
Verily, and for sooth.
For real though, it's surprising to me that some of the more ribald classics like Canterbury Tales or Shakespeare's comedies aren't more popular. I think The Little Hours is a great example of the potential in that space.
I fart in your general direction!
I do not bite my thumb at thee, but I do bite my thumb.
Wait when did kids stop saying this one?!
As soon as their Romeo and Juliet unit ended in school
Villain, I have done thy mother.
Ay yo dookie pick up the phone
Smells like up dog in here
What’s up dog?
You the man now dawg!
Golly gee wilikers
jimminy jilickers, Radioactive Man!
I unironically say 'golly gosh darn it ' to stop myself from swearing in front of my kids
I'm never letting go
I assume that means you’re an evil dead fan
Hail to the king baby!
Shop smart! Shop, S-smart!
YOU GOT THAT?!
Shaggadelic Baby, yeah!
I’ve started using groovy because it actually conveys a very unique vibe. But I’m in my late 20s so like…everyone looks at me like a fucking weirdo the first time they hear me say it
Don’t let the man harsh your mellow
I still yell out “DO IT FOR THE VINE” when daring friends to do things. Fuck.
I use it all the time didn't realize it was even outta style?
It aint brother. Its fucking sick
"when Alice Cooper killed a chicken (the chicken didn't actually die) on stage, outsiders and parents thought it was sickening, but the audience found it cool, and so fans of the rock scene adopted/coined the term "sick" meaning "wild", "cool", "awesome" – later to be included in more mainstream language."
Is that really where it came from? Sick! I love Alice Cooper.
I say this all the time and I’m 19, I don’t think this ever stopped being a thing
It’s made a resurgence the past few years but it never fully left
I purposely mix old slang and new slang to annoy my kid lol. They groan every time but still smile when I do it
Yes, do it forever! lol I will too 😂
Hey Homie I just saw this fire vid bro it was the bomb! Cool beans huh? Son? Son where did you go? That's wack Maine, no cap. lol
That just gave me an intergenerational seizure. 😂
I still say homie (like legit for real for real) and I also like to taunt my class of teens by badly using outdated words like pog and littie. And new words like “bombastic side eye”. Their cringe is so satisfying.
Fuck you, I will forever use Borats "very nice".
King in the castle is my second after Very nice. Anytime I go to a shitty place that I kind of enjoy I always pull the " king in the castle"
Same, never gets old in my opinion
Once i am in some sort of fancy place/hotel i always say that **Wowowiwa**
Most people say that being gay isn’t a choice, they are born that way.
Not me. As a lesbian, I deliberately chose to be gay so that I could one day, once married, yell MY WIFE.
Its on like donkey Kong (my dad)
Am I your dad? If so, now I know your Reddit name.
Mf got caught 💀
are you my dad
Don't touch the thermostat!
I said don't touch it!!
or that dial!
Cool. Beans. Cool cool cool beans. COOOOOOL BEANS!
And some people tried to spice it up by saying "cool bananas" 😂😂 it never caught on
I dont know why but cool beans always irked me even when it was more popular
I deliberately talked like ninja turtle until I was 13.
Also, it took me a LOOOONG time to stop saying "retarded" at everything I did not like.
I still struggle with that. I catch myself saying “well that’s reta… re… really not cool”.
Same. I broke my habit of calling things gay (meaning lame) in the 9th grade. I had an epiphany that some people might not like it.
That needs to come back and stay forever.
Don't have a cow about it!
is it still ok to say "cool"?please don't take that away i have so little
Cool with always be cool, you’re good
Cool is always in, it's the OG
Cool is now at the same level a OK, forever will be in
! totally bodacius!
Every once in awhile my buddy says "Cool Beans" and I just chuckle and think of the 80s
I still like this word. It’s extremely satisfying to say.
*And they just don't get it!*
The confused looks I get from calling people "homeslice".
Lmao!!! i think i said it may be twice.... homeskillet was my go to
Excellent! *air guitar*
AS A GEN Z LOSER I WILL NOT LET THIS DIE
Party on Wayne!
Party on Garth!
Tight tight tight tight tight
1950s: "huh that is pretty cool"
1960s: "huh that is pretty cool"
1970s: "huh that is pretty cool"
1980s: "huh that is pretty cool"
1990s: "huh that is pretty cool"
2000s: "huh that is pretty cool"
2010s: "huh that is pretty cool"
2020s: "huh that is pretty cool"
That’s so fetch
Stop trying to make Fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!
She's totally streets behind.
You are now a mod of r/Minnesota
This post is da bomb
Cowabunga dude, cowabunga
Gag me with a spoon
Indubitably my good wench!
I still say "that's tyte"
Only after snorting meth off a knife
Tight! Tight! Tight!
*punches guy in the face*
Why’d you spell it dumb?
English it’s not my first language so maybe i talk like a 70 years old man without even knowing
I’m so stoked, for sure
No cap yo
(I saw a gen-Z dictionary post earlier and thought I’d try it out 🤣)
Using yo after no cap nullifies your attempt 😭
Is ong an actual abbreviation now or are people just bad at typing?
Think it means on god, dunno if it's cap or not tho
It's weed, kid. I'm not calling it "flower" and you can't make me.
I think smoking regular ol nuggs has become uncommon to the point where “weed” doesn’t mean “weed” by default.
That’s diggity shwag right there
That’s hella true
Still use Word, Rad, Dog, Homie etc regularly
Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw
I'm 37. I keep up on the slang to embarrass my 16-year old niece.
Gadzooks! You may be on to something sport.
I hate that I fuckin say bruh so much. That shit just creeped into my daily lexicon and won’t get tf out