20 Slang Phrases We All Used As Kids in the 90's

Bet you that you remember ALL of these!

Bet you that you remember ALL of these!
Would the kids of today have a clue what we are talking about if we brought these back? Would they be clueless?
Let's do this!
  • Eat My Shorts: Insult used by Bart Simpson – please refrain from also mooning.
  • That's Massive: Something that was cool or epic – it had nothing to do with size!
  • Jammy: Someone who is really lucky by total fluke.
  • Whatever: Usually accompanied with a hand signal to match in the shape of a “W”. Used in an argument to admit that you are wrong without admitting it, so the argument is over.
  • Schwing: Taken from Wayne's World- to us it meant "winning".
  • Hasta La Vista, Baby: a catchphrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in Terminator 2. It meant “goodbye”.
  • Alrighty Then: Jim Carey coined this one! It was a phrase used to dismiss what we thought were the stupid actions of another person.
  • As If: Remember the movie CLUELESS staring Alicia Silverstone. To us it meant -no way!
  • Talk To The Hand: usually followed by “cause the face aint listening” and a hand gesture equally annoying to match.
  • That's My Name, Don't Wear It Out: Said when someone addresses you by your full name and you’re not interested in what they had to say.
  • How You Doin'?: Pick up line used by Joey from the TV show Friends.
  • Yum Yum Pigs Bum: then followed by “cabbage and potatoes”! That one came long before “Winner winner chicken dinner.”
  • NOT!: Made popular by Wayne's World. We would add NOT! to the end of a sentence to make blatant the sarcasm in the sentence itself.
  • Take A Chill Pill: Something you said when you want someone to calm down but always made the situation way worse.
  • Cowabunga Dude: This was our exclamation of rejoice. Brought to popularity by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Girl Power:  Ah yes – the Spice Girls, who used it as their motto, accompanied by raucous shouts and waved peace signs.
  • Score: We use this to express delight!
  • Pure Class: When something was absolutely brilliant.
  • Deadly: Still used by my kids today – an expression to explain how “pure class” something is!
  • Bags It: Shouted when you want something.  Or Bags Not: The opposite!
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