I have to say, growing up in the 50's and 60's was a blessing. By that I mean it really was an easy time to be a kid. There was time to play and less to play with- 9 parts imagination and 1 part props. The idea of being distracted constantly by texts, e-mail, video games and more simply did not exist.
Recently I checked out some old words and phrases that were popular in my youth. I have to say, when I was young this is a task that would have taken me a lot of work. So, for the current state of technology I have to admit I am grateful. So here is a "blast from the past" (yeah we said that back then too).
Buff– physically well built (e.g. Slyvester Stallone is buff; well he was then)
Can You Dig It– you understand
Hotdog!- when you are amazed at something
Mind Your Potatos– to mind your own business
Outta Sight– like far-out; very cool, good.
The Rabbit Died- a way of stating someone is pregnant. Refers to the old test of injecting a rabbit. If the rabbit survived, the person wasn't pregnant, if it died, they were.
Rad– another word for cool (today it might be more apt to apply to nuclear power)
Square– not cool (but cool does remain)
Stoked– excited ,as in he called me and I was sooooo stoked!
That's Wacked– that's screwed up, that's weird, there's something wrong with that (e.g., "that dude was wacked"). I think this is still around.
You're Harshing My Mellow!– like, you're annoying me or making me mad. *someone keeps poking you* "Stop it man! You're harshing my mellow!"
Yank My Chain– to mislead someone. To waste their time. To be dishonest. "Don't yank my chain buddy."
Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose!– no way, or I'm ticked off by what you did. From "Welcome Back, Kotter." Also, In your ear!
Smell Ya– see you later
Sit On It – made popular by "Happy Days," it means basically "shut up," "go to hell," or some other exasperated expression
Right Arm/ Farm Out– slang making fun of slang
Let's Blow This Taco Stand- let's leave
Jeepers Creepers– oh my God or another way of saying far out
Gag Me With A Spoon– something weird or disgusting, a chick who's ugly
For Sure– usually pronounced "fer shure"; synonym for the gazillion other things meaning, you are correct, such as, right on, I'm hip, I dig, etc.
Fake Me Out– to be deceived or tricked.
Be There Or Be Square– means be at the party or place or be boring!!
skinney- real deal or truth (e.g., "let me give you the skinney on the deal")
I hope you enjoyed the nostalgic tour. I admit I am inclined to use some of these terms now and then.The next time you encounter one of us "old farts" (that one is timeless I figure), cut us some slack and just "ease on down" to our point of view.