Throwback Thursday – Slang


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!


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


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

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