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Topic: Gee whiz, that Ellen sure is swell!!
Posted By: Az~Maverick
Subject: Gee whiz, that Ellen sure is swell!!
Date 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  http://www.vulture.com/2011/03/charlie_sheen_glossary.html" rel="nofollow - #winning  or everything being "epic." How is it that being http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/19/slang-words-2013-_n_4461422.html" rel="nofollow - "down"  means you agree? Or that  http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/11/word-of-the-year-2013-winner/" rel="nofollow - "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  https://www.facebook.com/shelley.emling/posts/10152419316401869?stream_ref=10" rel="nofollow - Facebook  and  https://twitter.com/huffpost50/status/456106945632800769" rel="nofollow - 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,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE&feature=kp" rel="nofollow - "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 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/radical" rel="nofollow -  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 https://www.facebook.com/shelley.emling/posts/10152419316401869?stream_ref=10" rel="nofollow -  "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  http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/words/what-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-the-bee-s-knees" rel="nofollow - 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




Replies:
Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:02pm
Hold up...I say "cool beans" all the time.



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:02pm
I just realized how old my soul is LOL


Posted By: nebhnebh
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:04pm
Never heard of "the bee's knees"... Geek


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:05pm
i like wicked


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:06pm
Word!?!? Shocked

Originally posted by nebhnebh nebhnebh wrote:

Never heard of "the bee's knees"... Geek


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:10pm
Ummmm no.

I'm kinda sad people stopped saying woday thogh.

And round. "That's my round." LoL


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:11pm
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.






Posted By: Journey94
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:24pm
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


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:27pm
i say wicked and funky all the time.Smile
and i said swell just this morning.LOLDead


Posted By: OoDles O
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 7:52pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

i like wicked

its used very heavily by white bostonians 
makes my skin curl.

"lets go to this wicked Bah ovah on Washington. They have Wicked cheap bears their"


Posted By: KittenWhip
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:10pm
I still say "cool beans" too.  I also say "wicked".  My family also sometimes says "hot potato, hot potato" when we don't want others to know something.  

Since I still say it, I wish "totally" and "truly" would make a comeback (so people will stop looking at me sideways).


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:13pm
Aww I say "bees knees".

Then again, I also say:

Dyed in the wool -- word to Purp
Dig it / I can dig it
Golly
Best thing since sliced bread
Hippest thing since pockets
Now you're on the trolley
Like hot cakes
Later alligator/After while crocodile

Etc…


Posted By: mommykat
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:26pm
2. Swell.
Meaning: Excellent. Fabulous.
As in "Gee whiz, that Ellen sure is swell!" Adorable.

I love it.

and I say Cool beans a lot to my SIL... / lol to make her feel special because she went to Princeton University for grad-school.


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:40pm
I say half of those already. When i say neat its usually sarcastically.


Posted By: StylingArabella
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 8:55pm
Just used "scram" the other day...well "Now scram Muthafu%a". I will leave it at that.


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 9:01pm
Wicked is from the UK...


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Apr 28 2014 at 9:06pm
I say those(except tubular) all of the time.


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 4:50am
peachy keenBig smile


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 5:53am
I already say most of those especially wicked. New Englanders are known for saying wicked. Lol


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 6:00am
How vanillarish


Posted By: TokyoRose
Date Posted: Apr 29 2014 at 6:13am
Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

I already say most of those especially wicked. New Englanders are known for saying wicked. Lol

I'm a New Englander as well.  When I go home, this slips out of my mouth more than I'd like it to.


Posted By: Benni
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 2:40am
I have been using "Cool Beans" a lot lately

Also like 'Rad' or 'Radical'


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 2:51am
i said tubular today...felt stupid. 
so...back to using stoked LOL


Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 2:57am
A girl said cool beans to me the other day....I deleted her


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 2:57am
Originally posted by TokyoRose TokyoRose wrote:

Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

I already say most of those especially wicked. New Englanders are known for saying wicked. Lol

I'm a New Englander as well.  When I go home, this slips out of my mouth more than I'd like it to.




Wicked awesome.LOL


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 3:25am
Words like that can brighten up the day.


Posted By: nala52808
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 7:35am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

A girl said cool beans to me the other day....I deleted her

You did the right thing. I hate it when people say itDisapprove


Posted By: iliveforbhm
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 7:48am
Originally posted by BBpants BBpants wrote:

A girl said cool beans to me the other day....I deleted her



Sheesh. What's wrong with "Cool Beans"


Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 7:52am
LOL 


Posted By: Majesty02
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 11:07am
In the carib we say "Groovy" referring to Groovy Soca which is slower tempo soca music.
I also say Cool Beans, and Wicked. Wink


Posted By: bigsexylisa
Date Posted: Apr 30 2014 at 11:44am
I use "bee's knees" now and again...and my mom refers to things as "neat" quite often.



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