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Transcript of 1970's Slang
Be there or be square
Slang Definition- Attend or you're not cool
Origin- The word 'square' used to mean an honest person, but shifted to mean lame. If you're going to an important place with friends but didn't show up then you wouldn't be cool
Example- Ashley said, "Jack, you better show up the movies tonight with the rest of gang." Jack responded, "Be there or be square, right?"
Let's blow this taco stand
Slang Definition- Let's leave
Origin- "Let's blow" like the wind,depart. "this taco stand" refers to any establishment
Example- Julie was at a conference listening to a motivational speaker. She turned and looked at her friend, Mindy, and said, "This is so pointless. Let's blow this taco stand."
Original Definition- the human soul,spirit, or mind
Slang Definition- to trick someone
Origin: Methods in psychology can be used to mess with people's minds and to trick them. Psyche came from the word psychology
Example: Johnny told Jenny to go get the highlighters out of the closet, and when she did, a bucket of water fell on her head, and Johnny was like psyche!
Original definition- to feel cold or have a sudden fear
Slang Definition- relax
Origin- Chill the opposite of heat. When a person's heated they're angry. It came from middle and old English.
Example- Jimmy was screaming at Lisa for running over his foot, and Lisa's boyfriend Bob was like "Whoa Jim, chill. It's just a foot."
Slang definition- slap hands, high five
Origin- High fives were a popular thing. Obviously, the word 'five' in 'gimme five' is referring to your five fingers
Example- "That was tight yo, gimme five!"
Original Definition- exactly right or to the point.
Slang Definition- used to say you agree with someone
Origin- If someone's right on point, then you agree with them.
Example- Mandy said, "This homework is sooo pointless," and then, Joe responded "Right on!"
Slang Definition- Sign of surprise
Origin- It came from a slang word frequently used in the 1970's and is still well known in the kids tv show "Scooby Doo"
Example- After finding a clue Velma said "Jinkies!"
Original Definition- A long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers used in sewing or weaving.
Slang Definition- Clothing
Origin- Threads are what make up your clothing so people just started using that
Example- Sarah loved Maggie's new outfit, and she said, "Maggie, nice threads!"