Looking at 1980s slang is an interesting and captivating way to notice how the slang of yesterday connects with the slang of today.
Let's travel back about three decades ago to a time of leg warmers, crazy hairstyles, and a whole other language. Learning about slang from the 1980s might set you on a path of memories or might introduce you to an entirely new language all together.
Chances are though, whether you were a child of the 80s or are a millennium baby, you have heard some of these phrases used before, as slang tends to permeate the generations, even if certain words go into hiding for awhile.
Here are some of the most popular phrases from the 80s.
Look at the list of 1980s slang words and phrases again. Do you notice some of them or realize that you might use them in everyday speech today? Chances are that you do, since these words were not reserved explicitly for the usage of people chatting in the 1980s. Some of them came into existence before the decade began, and some of them, such as "So '87" did not appear until later on in the decade.
In any case though, looking at these words and phrases shows you some important lessons about language. You might think that you invented "Wicked" or "Your Mama," but they have actually been around for awhile.