Like awesome dude... Slang from the 90s
April 18, 2012 6:02 AM Subscribe
Looking for examples of late 20th century slang/lingo has fallen out of common usage?
posted by kreestar to Writing & Language (55 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Interested in terms, designations and expressions from early internet days until the turn of the century, along the lines of this:
"I XYZ. Not!"
Whether they've gone that way through disuse or no longer being zeitgeist, they're particular to that era (and may be unfamiliar to the newest web generation).
Can be internet-specific or just the general kind of thing that folks would bandy about in email conversations.
Been trying to think of examples from popular movies of the day, events and news; from IRC chat or newsgroups, but am drawing blanks apart from the very meh example of "slacker", which is still in use (at least in my house) so does not qualify.
Urbandictionary has loads, but so much obscure filler that it's not helping me identify the particular 10-15 year old expressions I'm after.