25 Archaic Slang Words Netizens Still Like To Use To This Day

Published 2 months ago

In the fast-paced world of language, slang serves as a time capsule, capturing the essence of different eras. Indeed, language is always with us, evolving just like fashion does. Words become trendy and then fall out of use. In fact, it’s rather fascinating how certain words that were once all the rage can quickly become relics of the past. 

One online discussion delves into the nostalgic realm of outdated slang, sparking conversations that bridge generations. It’s a reminder that the way we express ourselves is not only a reflection of our present but also a connection to the diverse linguistic landscapes of our shared past. So, dive in and explore this thread’s linguistic time machine!

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I was unaware sweet was out of date.

I said sweet to a customer and the tweens thought it was hilarious. Dad said dude. I said sweet. Dad said dude… back and forth until we laughed. Made my day but the tweens looked so confused.


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I’ve been known to use the word “copacetic” on occasion.

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Legit had someone ask where I was from one time.

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Bee’s knees.

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I was at a grocery store a while back and the person working the register was a young 20’s woman. She said something and I responded with “Right on” and she responds with “Oh, I love old timey sayings!”

So I guess that’s my old timey saying that I still use.

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“thingy” “thingamajig”

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I’m the only person I know who responds to something with “Nice!”

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I still use jank/janky/janked a lot, which I feel is a bit outdated. And the occasional ‘bite me’.

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I finish every sentence with Man, and I call everyone Dude. ?

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Negating a sentence by end the sentence with “not”. For example: I trust Social Security retirement to be there for the young workers today, not!

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Now we’re cooking with gas

Good grief

I refer to people as cool cats and good eggs

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Awesome sauce. I’m 49. I nearly fell over when my 17yo employee said it. She got it from her parents.

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Are the kids still saying yeet these days?

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Cool beans.

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Edit: especially feels weird now that I’m almost 40 and use it to describe mundane things like salad dressing.

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I still use “cool” and refer to my close friends as “dude”

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Mondo, tubular, groovy, totally colabrafo, radical. I’m basically a Ninja Turtle.

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Dude. I say it all the time…so much so that when my son was 3, he called me either “mommy” or “dude”.

I ctfu once at the grocery store when we were checking out once and my son said, “Dude, can I have candy?”

Cashier looked at me and said, “Did he call you Dude?”


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heavens to murgatroyd!

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I tell people ‘peace out’ and acknowledge things with ‘word’. I’m 43

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Grody instead of gross

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“take it easy” is my go-to goodbye. I’ve been told that’s outdated.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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