Glossary of 70s, 80s, and 90s terms.

Can you guess the decade the following are from?

  • NOT! – Adverb. Used as a function word to stand for the negative of a preceding group of words “‘Episode I, the Phantom Menace’ was great… NOT”.
  • Make Me Barf – (1)Phrase. A way to signal disgust with a situation. Sometimes used as “Make me wanna barf.” ie. “I just bought a new Englebert Humperdink album.” “Oh, don’t play it. That’ll make me barf.”
  • As If – (1)Excl. I’d rather not. “Hey why don’t you go out with that guy in the Izod shirt?” “AS IF!”
  • Like – an insert in sentences when no other word is available
  • Right on! – Good; accepting something

Brings back some embarrassing memories.

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