How funny is it to hear your mom say things like, "Oh, that burger place really is da bomb" ... On one hand you're relieved she didn't say, "da bomb diggity." However, on the other hand, you think to yourself it's cute she's trying to be hip--too bad she's about ten years too late ... On that note, I present you with more slang we truly need to retire, if we haven't already.
Guide To Uncool 1990s Slang1. "Stud Muffin" as in "Hot Guy" ... now I myself have referred to hot guys as "stone cold fox", but come on, something '70s is obviously cool in the old-school sense. You just know it's being thrown around as a fun vintage word.
2. "Phat" as in "Cool" ... this was a term that became popular during the early to mid '90s and although it's very rarely used today, I hated it back then because, well, ya know. My buddy Rob would see me at a rave and say, "Hey Al, phat shirt ya got on tonight!" referring to a cool t-shirt I picked up at a hipster shop on the LES. Said shirt most likely had a play on the Pepsi logo or something. In my mind I'd think, "Hellz yeah it's a fat shirt, it's an XL" >:-(
3. "All that and a bag of chips" as in "Awesome" ... made famous, I'm guessing by 1990s TV talk shows and Austin Powers, but please if you're still saying this, I'm sorry.
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4. "Talk to the hand!" as in "Don't even!" ... see #3.
5. "Really?" as in "No you didn't!" or "For real?" ... I've bitched about this on Facebook before. I'm so sick of this "Really" stuff. Like enough already.
6. "Homie" or "Homeslice" as in "buddy" or "friend" ... Does anyone even say this anymore? Lame.
7. "Not so much" as in "not very cool" or "lame"... I am going to give Borat credit for "Not so much". I think he popularized the phrase. It's time to retire this one along with "Really?" ... Even though it's from 2000-something, it's time.
8. "Shiznit" as in "Cool" or "It's the sh*t" ... Another slang word I hope we don't hear too much of, since it's very '90s. For some reason "shiznit" sorta reminds me of something Robin Williams would say as Mork on Mork & Mindy.
9. "What's the dilly?" variations: "What the dillie?", "What the dealy?" or "What the dilly, yo?" as in "What's the deal?" or "What's up?" ... another phrase I am hoping none of you still utilize today. Very 1990s.
10. "Scrub" as in "A loser guy who thinks he's 'all that and a bag of chips'" ... Big in 1994 and made famous by the '90s pop group TLC with "No Scrubs. Notice I said 1994.
Other words not included on this list are "cool beans" thanks to my friend Rene for that one, which reminds me of "coolio" meaning basically the same thing. The simplistic term "cool" will always be cool in my book, no need to add to it. Feel free to list your own personal favorites in the comment section.