Throwback Thursday #57 – What You Say

Something a little different from Lauren for today’s Throwback Thursday. Check it out here

This week’s prompt is: Slang
Lauren says
I think this should be no sweat, but I’ll provide some questions to help you along. You can always free write if you’d rather.

What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?
How about those things that were uncool?
What were the hairstyles of the day?
Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?
What were the styles of the time?
What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?
What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?
Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?

What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?
Great, Brill, Terrific, Super, Cool, Swell, Cosmic Tomatoes.
How about those things that were uncool?
Crap, Bummer, Trash, Tosh
What were the hairstyles of the day?
Afro, beehive, bouffant, pony tail, bob, pigtails, bunches
Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?
Usually as above
What were the styles of the time?
Jeans, Hot Pants, Tie Dyes, Seersucker or Cheesecloth tops, Tank Tops, Waistcoats,
Flares, Hipsters. Mini and Maxi skirts, Sloppy Joe sweaters.
What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?
Foul, Gross, The Pits, E-ew! Yukky
What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?
Geeks, A*holes, Prats, Dorks
Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?
When I was your age, or when your sister/brother was your age, leave that be,

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Throwback Thursday #57 – What You Say

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Great post 😂😂😂😂

  2. Lauren says:

    Thanks for joining in Di. A few of your terms were new to me. Isn’t it funny how each generation uses new terms to make common words seem special.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Haha! Much the same for me in the US. We are just about the same age! I don’t know what bunches were but we had styles called a flip, a poof and there was the Hamill after the figure skater Dorothy Hamill… As for styles it was bell bottoms and then elephant bells where a piece of wild patterned fabric was added to make the bell bottoms even bigger! And platform shoes!

    • I’d forgotten bell bottoms and platforms! Bunches were ‘pony tails’ level with your ears or higher. At school, my hair was rarely long enough for those or pigtails, but if your hair touched your collar you had to tie it back. Little tiny tufty tails were the result!

  4. Maggie says:

    Brill is a totally new one for me! After the Beatles, anything coming from England was much cooler than we had here!

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