Slang from the Seventies

I remember most of these. Once in a while when I’m in a good mood at work…I will slip some of these in just to see the reactions. I’m in IT so I can get by with it…we are viewed as weird anyway. I never realized how much out of date slang there is out there. This doesn’t even scratch the surface.

Do Me a Solid – do me a favor

To the Max – I still use this one…it contains my name so it fits.

Disco Biscuits – Quaaludes

Cool Beans – Not a side dish but it’s cool

10-4 – good buddy – an understanding

Sweet! – very cool

Psyche – To fake someone out…love this one

Groovy – Everything is cool

Stop dipping in my Kool-Aid – Stop getting into my business

Do Me A Solid – Do me a favor

Catch you on the flip-side – See you later

Far Out – Cool and groovy

Can You Dig It – Do you understand

Wicked – Awesome

The Skinny – The lowdown

Good Night Johnboy – from the Waltons…a form of goodbye

Dy-no-mite! – JJ or Jimmy Walker from Goodtimes…something that is great.

Dream On – Saying something is unrealistic

The Man – Well this one is used today…the authority, corporations, police, government… the boss

Bitch’n – very cool

Gimme Five – This one has totally vanished…I’m updating this one…many do this with kids now…so I see a comeback.

No Way, Jose – Not going to happen

That’s Bogus – Not fair


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Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

32 thoughts on “Slang from the Seventies”

  1. Still use: sweet!, groovy, see you on the flip side, dream on, no way Jose. Ones forgotten but remember fondly: psyche, far out, wicked, dy-no-mite. About Gimme 5 – I hope parents still use this with their kids! I loved doing, gimme 5, way high, way low, too slow! Good Night Johnboy – from one of the best TV shows ever made, then and now. Its only competition for me is Northern Exposure. We shortened bogus to bogue and used it a lot. So your name isn’t really badfinger? 😉

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    1. I’d love to be Badfinger! lol.. I love the Waltons. I loved Grandpa…when he passed it just wasn’t the same. I still watch that show… it was good for a very long time. I’m going to do a post about them soon. I have one started…just a well written show.
      I haven’t seen Northern Exposure in a long time.

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      1. I know they probably will… I bought the set and then burned them into video files…I now stream everything to our tv… no finding the dvd etc…

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  2. I don’t know if it’s just a regionalism up here in Boston. It used to be hard to get through a conversation, without the word ‘Pissa’, meaning good. ‘Wicked Pissa’ meant really good, and ‘Wicked F***in’ Pissa’ meant, well, you know. Good one, Badfinger. This one was fun to read.

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  3. The first thought I had when I saw your headline- for 70’s slang- Cake- as in ‘your a cake’- as in being a baby or sissy. I see there are also other more vulgar meanings these days.

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    1. Yea I was going to have “Sit On It” from Happy Days and I thought it meant just shut up…but not now lol
      I havent heard the Cake one in a long long time.

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    1. Yes we do… I did the “Stop dipping in my Kool aid” the other day…that one… people don’t know lol. Alot of them though you are right


      1. Yea I feel like people are afraid to be different. Individuality is missing… I’m pretty bleak thinking I guess… You have a point though…without some conflict you can get in a comfortable rut.


      2. I’ve tried to teach my son that. I wasn’t sure if I could get through but I did. He marches to his own drummer… At first he was trying to fit in and I told him…he needed to be him not what everyone else thought he should be.


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