Throwback Thursday – Slang

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Throwback Thursday – Slang

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some of the words we used or that were trending during the past days. Thanks, Lauren!

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What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?

I’d say something was cool or neat or super – and I still use those words today.

How about those things that were uncool?

Probably I’d say it was a bummer.

What were the hairstyles of the day?

I’ve been through lots of hairstyles, early on my mom kept me with a short hair curly permanent. I hated it. When I got older I had my hair done in a flip (ends turned up) or a pageboy (ends turned under). Then there were the long, straight and ironed hair style for a long time. Later still was the shag (layered), and now it’s back to long and straight. I went through lots of dyed colors too, for a lot of years.

Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?

**see above answer

What were the styles of the time?

Younger days we wore dresses, knee socks, penny loafers, bobby socks, saddle shoes. Teen years I wore bell bottom jeans, tie dyed shirts, beads, leather, and peasant blouses. Sometimes granny dresses. (except at school where we still had to wear conservative dresses – no jeans or slacks allowed).

What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?

We’d probably call it gross or groady. I still do.

What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?

I can’t recall calling other groups of people anything.

Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?

Peace (which I still use now), far out, groovy, right on, flower power, good vibes

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

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