March 7, 2010 9:00 PM Subscribe
What slang words have gone out of date within the past 10 years or so?
posted by naju to Society & Culture (82 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I'm looking for a semi-comprehensive list of slang that is now considered "lame" / hopelessly out-of-date, from the perspective of young people (say, college undergrad and younger). I'm not old by any means (late 20's) and yet I sometimes wonder whether words I'm using are secretly making people cringe and think "ridiculous old person."
Examples of slang I use sometimes that I'm curious about. Sometimes the words I throw around casually make me feel like I might either be 1) some washed-up, old, stoned surfer dude, or 2) someone younger than my age. I don't even know!
-chilling ("I was just chilling in Chicago this weekend.")
-cool ("no, it's cool, I have a lighter.")
-for real / for sure / f'sho
-dang / daaaang