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    Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:00pm
I say "Cool Beans!"......a lot. Stern SmileLOL


11 Vintage Slang Terms That Need To Make A Comeback


1950S DATING

Sometimes we think the modern use of language has become something of a joke. With texting that limits us to 140 characters, using emojis and Snapchat, who needs proper words?

There's no doubt times are a-changin', and you might find yourself confused with new age slang terms like #winning or everything being "epic." How is it that being"down" means you agree? Or that "selfie" was the Oxford Dictionaries 2013 word of the year?

Frankly, we think slang terms of decades past are far superior, and it's a time for them to make a comeback. We asked our readers on Facebook and Twitter what vintage slang terms from their youth they wish would make an appearance today. Here are some of the ace words they just can't get enough of:

1. Groovy. 
Meaning: Awesome.
Because without it, "Wild Thing" wouldn't exist. And it's just so fun to say. Groovy.

2. Swell.
Meaning: Excellent. Fabulous.
As in "Gee whiz, that Ellen sure is swell!" Adorable.

3. Radical.
Meaning: Cool. (Not extreme.)
Because sometimes you just want to sound like an 80s surfer dude.

4. Scram. 
Meaning: Get out of here. Immediately. 
The only thing we had to say to our younger brothers and sisters growing up.

5. Neat.
Meaning: Cool. (Not tidy.)
Feel free to put your own spin on it. Like "neato keeno" or "neato torpedo."

6. Funky.
Meaning: Cool or stylish. (Not smelly or stinky.)
Because you'll love the confused look on your kids' faces when you say it.

7. The bee's knees.
Meaning: Used to tell someone they are simply the best.
It's disputed as to how this phrase came about, but many sources agree this was a flapper-era phrase coined in the early 20s. Similar nonsensical terms were "the flea's eyebrows" and "the canary's tusks." We can see why those didn't stick.

8. Cool beans. 
Meaning: Agreed.
Because sometimes cool just isn't enough.

9. Tubular.
Meaning: Excellent. Incredible. Terrific. (Not something shaped like a tube.)
The ultimate 80s slang term. Saying it will remind you of big California waves, surfboards and big hair.

10. Hot to trot.
Meaning: Eager. Ready to go.
This one's a bit naughty. "He's hot to trot, with a different date every night of the week."

11. Wicked. 
Meaning: Ultra cool. Impressive. (Not evil.)
The Brits might have us beat on this one. It's a commonly used phrase in the UK... and Harry Potter and his friends love to use it. Especially Ron.


Which slang terms do YOU think should make a comeback? Big smile

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Hold up...I say "cool beans" all the time.

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I just realized how old my soul is LOL
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Never heard of "the bee's knees"... Geek
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i like wicked
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Word!?!? Shocked

Originally posted by nebhnebh nebhnebh wrote:

Never heard of "the bee's knees"... Geek
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I said bee's knees around my husband and he was like wtf are you talking about

I say a lot stuff and he is like huh?
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Ummmm no.

I'm kinda sad people stopped saying woday thogh.

And round. "That's my round." LoL
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The other week this girl called my braids shive. I wanted to bust out laughing. 

I still like "No she didn't." It has it's place lol.






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This girl used swell when she was talking to me and I busted out laughing in her face. Idk why that was so funny to me. Like who says that? And she said it so casually like she uses it all the time. I was in tears lmao
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