#ThrowbackThursday – Favorite Slang Part 1

June is Throwback Thursday month! I'm exploring things of my childhood including the 90s and early 2000s.

May is Throwback Thursday month! I’m exploring things of my childhood including the 90s and early 2000s.

Nothing defines a generation more than their slang. As a Millennial, I am ashamed at some of the slang that I used in the early 90s. Here is a list of favorite words and phrases that I remember from back in the day. 

  • Boo Ya- A way to exclaim “Take that!” 
  • …with- Example: “Just take it with or I’m with.” It was a way to shorten what we had to say. 
  • LOL- Yes, we started the acronym for “Lots of Laughs” and/or “Laughing Out Loud.”
  • Aiight- This is a shortened version of “Alright.”
  • Dope- It could mean: neat!
  • As if- Our version of “yeah right.” This one made it into television and movies.
  • Trippin’- Another way to say, “You’re insane!”
  • You go!- Example: You go, girl!
  • Bangin’/Slammin’- Another way to say “cool.” Has a totally different meaning today.
  • Sup- A shortened version of “Wassup” which is a shortened version of Wazzzz Uppp which is a urbanized version of “What’s up?”
  • Bling-Bling- Example: “What’s with all the bling-bling?” In reference to someone wearing a lot jewelry.
  • The Bomb- Example: “Whoa, that was the bomb!” Another way to say, “Awesome!” Immortalized with thanks to FoxKids.

I still cannot believe that I spoke like that. I must’ve sounded so ignorant. Anyway, those are some of my favorite 90s slang. Did I miss any of yours? Comment below and subscribe because you might see them in a future list. 

 

 

 

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