20 Slang Terms From the 1970s No One Uses Anymore

Best Life | 2/1/2019 | Staff
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The seventies get a bad rap. When people talk about the decade, they focus on all the embarrassing stuff like Pet Rocks, Watergate, shag carpeting, and disco music. Sure, there was a lot about the 70s that was cringe-worthy. But it also had some of the most colorful, over the top slang of the 20th century. And if you don’t believe us, well baby, you can just keep on truckin.

Put on your best polyester suit, crank up the Bee Gees on your 8-track player, and revisit some of the best worst slang of the Me Decade. On the other side of this spectrum, take a look at 40 Words People Over 40 Won’t Understand.

Side - Today - Tomorrow - Side - Tomorrow

The other side of today is tomorrow, so to catch you on the flip side means to see you again tomorrow. Yeah, we know, it doesn’t make sense to us either. And for more great out-dated slang, check out the terms from the 1950s that seem hilariously dated now.

Example: “I got to run, but I’ll catch you on the flip side.”

Favor - Favors - Someone - Way

A solid is a favor because, um… favors aren’t liquid? When you do someone a solid, you’re helping them out in a big way.

Example: “Would you do me a solid and give me a ride to the airport?”

Way - Ideally - Disco - Music

To dance, but to do so in an especially enthusiastic way. Ideally, while being accompanied by disco music.

Example: “That ABBA song makes me want to boogie down.”

4Psyche!

When something is presented, and then quietly taken away. A taunting word for a jovial denial.

Example - Piece - Gum - Psyche

Example: “Oh, you want a piece of gum? Sure, here you go. (pulls it away.) Psyche!”

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