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Aug. 11, 1984: Breaking down '80s slang, dude

No matter the generation, there is something entertaining about young people explaining their slang.

There is also something special in thinking about hundreds — if not thousands — of “L-7” types reading this and finding out for the first time what a headbanger is, or what it means to “smell you later.”

"Today hot is cool, bad is good, and gnarly is either"

“Yo, chief! Get a clue. Hip speak, punk talk, even Valley girl lingo is out. It ‘ain’t really down.’ Modern teen jargon from Harlem to Long Beach has shoved the likes of ‘far out’ and ‘totally awesome’ into ancient history.”

11 aug 1984 80s slang explained

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