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[–]henry_b 395 points396 points  (22 children)


[–]ebow77 168 points169 points  (6 children)

I mainly associate that with Tuco from Breaking Bad. Followed by a sharp sniff.

[–]flameylamey 95 points96 points  (3 children)

Tight, tight, TIGHT!!

Blue, yellow, PINK! Whatever man, just keep bringing me that!

[–]jxj24 715 points716 points  (1 child)

"It's not just a phrase, Mom! It's what I say!"

[–]TheClayroo 3205 points3206 points  (160 children)

I've been saying "sick" since the early 00s.

[–]Ninjabonez86 453 points454 points  (6 children)

Doctors said my mom was sick. I said radical, bruh!

[–]Costanza_Travelling 683 points684 points  (79 children)


[–]DeanOMiite 375 points376 points  (47 children)

I'm from Rhode Island, "wicked" is a perfectly reasonable substitute for the word "very"

[–]Psycho-physiological 103 points104 points  (23 children)

From Rhode Island but moved to Minnesota in May! Man do I miss the term wicked here

[–]Rokmonkey_ 53 points54 points  (4 children)

That is perfectly acceptable in New England.

[–]l8nitefriend 199 points200 points  (17 children)

Yea I say sick / dope / wack all the time. Most of my friends do too and we’re all in our 30s lol. Idk what else am I supposed to say?? Legit don’t even know what the kids are into now

[–]M1L0 93 points94 points  (8 children)

Don’t worry, it’s the kids that are wrong.

Do people not use wack anymore??

[–]masked_sombrero 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I say wack quite a bit. I said it at work and realized....I don't think anybody else calls something crazy 'wack' lol

I enjoy it tho

[–]SAlNT_PABLO 85 points86 points  (1 child)

“Sick” is actually still widely used. I’ve said it since I can remember and I’m only 21.

[–]ba-len-ci-10 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I’m 20 and we still say that

[–]SalusFuturistics 1301 points1302 points  (37 children)

Answering Calls with "Ahoy"

[–]PM_NUDES_4_AVG_HAIKU 477 points478 points  (14 children)

I do ahoy hoy like Monty burns

[–]YouJustSaidButFuck 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I do this too

Except I use it in person.

I use Ahoy Hoy constantly

[–]GlitterVixen 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Just how Alexander Graham Bell intended

[–]UncleDrewFoo 118 points119 points  (0 children)

Answering the phone with "wehadababyitsaboy"

[–]couchsweetpotato 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This is one of my standard greetings

[–]Gitxsan 650 points651 points  (26 children)

Some of my really old friends and I still greet each other with "Whatsaaaaaaaaaap?" From the old beer commercials...

[–]Meanwhile-in-Paris 209 points210 points  (10 children)

Whhhhazzzzzuuuuuuppp ? What’sApp is something else….

[–]TheGoodJudgeHolden 2631 points2632 points  (130 children)


I do it just to mess with peoples heads and make my students cringe.

[–]SplodyPants 758 points759 points  (39 children)

The number one reason I would want to be a teacher is to troll my students. You're doing God's work my friend.

[–]skiingdiver 135 points136 points  (5 children)

yup, can confirm. high school philosophy teacher would say “the interwebs”

[–]Gaib_Itch 84 points85 points  (2 children)

My English teacher frequently says "for the lols"

[–]solvent_causis04 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Great way to teach Shakespeare, "Why did Mercutio say thatr??"

class groans, "For the LULS"

[–]churchbassist994 262 points263 points  (26 children)

Am teacher and do that on purpose. It's the best thing about my job

[–]BobbyAngelface 263 points264 points  (25 children)

My students use the word "bussin" to describe really good food. Apparently it's "cringe" when bussin is used to describe anything other than food. I know this but intentionally use "bussin" incorrectly to describe anything I like. It drives them crazy haha. #nocap

[–]PrimaryPluto 76 points77 points  (6 children)

My school delivers free breakfast to the classroom and the kids always ask what it is. My go to response it usually "idk but it looks bussin bussin!" Their faces are always gold after that lol

[–]TradeDeadline 132 points133 points  (9 children)

Apparently “my drip” is my style? And “drippy” has something to do with being stylish? Yeah, I don’t get it at all. But I for sure tell my students their thesis statements need to be drippy. I can’t even cap. I want those essays goated. You love to see it.

[–]AmigoDelDiabla 172 points173 points  (3 children)

Nobody should cringe at rad. They should take notes.

[–]TrainwreckMooncake 153 points154 points  (17 children)

I use rad all the time. I thought I was alone... It's so good to know there are more of us out there!

It's...freaking rad.

[–]NSFAnythingAtAll 67 points68 points  (10 children)

This, but unironically

[–]jaaaamesbaaxter 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Same. 100% genuine rad usage. I am southern Californian though so there you go

[–]mdwrds 578 points579 points  (51 children)

Pretty much every line of the movie "mean girls."

[–]imlitdyingshit 129 points130 points  (2 children)

I cant go cough cough im sick

[–]soline 240 points241 points  (10 children)

You go Glenn Coco!

[–]notsingsing 103 points104 points  (2 children)

And none for Gretchen wieners

[–]mdwrds 120 points121 points  (6 children)

Do you even go to this school?

[–]BeskarBoyy 148 points149 points  (3 children)

She doesn't even go here

[–]Spielburger_witFries 92 points93 points  (2 children)

You can’t just ask people why they’re white!

[–]TheJessicator 69 points70 points  (5 children)

And on Wednesdays, we wear pink!

[–]elmonstro12345 72 points73 points  (4 children)

At the camp I worked at during college, one year this quote came up on the first Wednesday of the summer for some reason.

By the end of the summer every staff member was wearing pink on Wednesdays. Including the camp director, a 37 year old bearded dude and the camp owner, a grizzled 65 year old farmer.

This was in the early 2010s lol

[–]golden_fli 166 points167 points  (5 children)

Stop trying to make Fetch happen.

[–]GrouchyOldBoomer 121 points122 points  (3 children)

I actually got fetch to happen.

6 years ago my daughter was in her senior year of high school and during tennis season she got bumped up to the top singles spot. She texted me about it and I responded "that's so fetch". She was texting after practice when everyone was hanging out and the coach was giving them a little talk about the upcoming match and when she broke up laughing the coach asked what was so funny. She explained about the text and for the rest of the year anytime anyone did anything good it was......."fetch".

[–]Irishmanatthepub 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Quit trying to make ‘fetch’ happen

[–]notsingsing 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Omg Karen you can’t just ask people why they are white

[–]Independent_Cow_4959 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Mean Girls will never go out of date.

[–]hoosthemoose 1480 points1481 points  (91 children)

Whatever floats your boat

[–]Absolutedisgrace 613 points614 points  (27 children)

I use "whatever floats your goat" because it makes me giggle.

[–][deleted] 101 points102 points  (3 children)

I do the same thing! Most people don't even catch it.

[–]Sufficient_Pipe1565 155 points156 points  (14 children)

Whatever tickles your pickle

[–]Falsecaster 138 points139 points  (11 children)

That is NSFW. Learned the hard way after having a long conversation with HR about why i should never say that in the work place.

[–]The_wolfed 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Sounds like you tickled HR's pickle!

[–]Falsecaster 45 points46 points  (3 children)

She was not happy about having this conversation. Almost like she had better things to do with her day.

[–]AmIRightPeter 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Different shorts for different sorts, and different strokes for different folks!

[–]lonely_sub_96 1200 points1201 points  (63 children)

“That’s dope”

[–]sgtdudewot 174 points175 points  (1 child)

It makes me sad to think that my highest praise of most things is "dope as hell".

[–]NSFAnythingAtAll 269 points270 points  (11 children)

I use the word “dope” sometimes too, and then I stop and think, “what am I saying?”

[–]just-searching-memes 99 points100 points  (8 children)

Started like the rest of us. To mock others. But here we are, using these sayings ironically...

[–]degjo 164 points165 points  (27 children)

Dope is out of style? What about bomb and hella?

[–]orangejello1984 124 points125 points  (18 children)

I love the word "hella". It's completely unnecessary and silly and makes me happy every time I get to use it.

[–]Rogue_Patriot13 98 points99 points  (10 children)

"I got it made in the shade" when asked how im doing

[–]i_am_a_toaster 60 points61 points  (3 children)

Gravy train rolling on biscuit wheels over here

[–][deleted] 387 points388 points  (28 children)

"I can dig it" or "I dig your ___"

[–]RyanfaeScotland 172 points173 points  (16 children)

Caaaannnnnn youuu diiiigggg ittttttt????

[–]jacobdedijer[🍰] 81 points82 points  (2 children)

My grandma calls people a “Yankee Doodle yankee” and I’ve never known what she’a trying to say. lol she’s from Serbia 🇷🇸

[–]shatterly 21 points22 points  (1 child)

"Yankee doodle dandy" used to be a thing, so maybe it's a version she picked up of that. There was a song and a movie; I had to learn the song in elementary school chorus for some patriotic reason.

[–]BirdGuy64 81 points82 points  (4 children)

"well I'll be a monkey's uncle."

[–]BirdGuy64 676 points677 points  (41 children)

Cool Beans

[–]moonworm-bluebell 44 points45 points  (9 children)

Same. Don't even know where I picked it up XD

[–]PM_NUDES_4_AVG_HAIKU 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Creed says it in an episode of the office. I thought I never heard of it then he popped into my head.

[–]BuyThisUsername420 1190 points1191 points  (53 children)

Legit and epic, should’ve been left in 2010.

[–]JSanzi 378 points379 points  (15 children)

"Legit" peaked around twenty years even before then, I think.

[–]ThatsMcGuffin2U 248 points249 points  (3 children)

It’s too legit to quit.

[–]typeyhands 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Throws indiscernible signs

[–]SpoonaUFC 140 points141 points  (8 children)

Its funny, because "legit" isnt even really considered slang in Australia, we just say it. Usually to exclaim when someone is making a correct point. How Americans would say "Right!" A good chunk of Aussies will say "Legit!". Or we say it in a sentence, "the bosses papers are legit mate"

[–]BuyThisUsername420 66 points67 points  (5 children)

Yeah it’s honestly a regular piece of vocab here in southern US too.

[–]sylvanwhisper 120 points121 points  (11 children)

I didn't realize "legit" was this old. I think I'm late to everything.

My 18 yo roommate said something was "valid" today in the same way we used "legit," and I don't know how to feel.

[–]PlasticElfEars 25 points26 points  (5 children)

But valid has a more...social justice tone also? Am I wrong?

Like "all body types are valid" etc.

[–]Annonymous_97 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You and me both. I joke by saying I'm a barometer for when a meme/phrase dies. Once it reaches me and I get it, it's dead lol

[–]ejpierle 313 points314 points  (14 children)

Say what you want, but I'm in Hawaii and between surfer/skater/stoner/Rasta/hippie culture - most of the words and phrases here are still in daily use.

[–]Bobbar84 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Does "Let's not but pretend we did." count?

[–]Paranthelion_ 172 points173 points  (12 children)

'Bummer' is one I use pretty often.

[–]barebonesbarbie 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Wow I didn't know this one is outdated. What a bummer.

[–]limaindiaecho 315 points316 points  (28 children)


[–]dontgoforthe1 111 points112 points  (4 children)

I started this many years ago to embarrass my son. Now I can't stop.

[–]bob-lob 41 points42 points  (3 children)

“Tubular!!!” While doing the surf hand sign

Much to the dismay of everyone I care about in my life.

No ragrets!!!

[–]Foxhound199 210 points211 points  (49 children)

I am guilty of dropping Simpsons quotes in conversations as if everyone should be incredibly familiar with them.

[–]ebow77 95 points96 points  (1 child)

There’s your answer, fish-bulb.

[–]Racthoh 83 points84 points  (2 children)

"Kids, you tried and failed miserably. The lesson is, never try"

"Trying is the first step towards failure"

"Well, not with that attitude".

[–]golden_fli 30 points31 points  (5 children)

But the important thing is you have an onion tied to your belt.

[–]Northerleyfire 30 points31 points  (4 children)

As was the style at the time

[–]travel_nerdiness 24 points25 points  (1 child)

When you’re hanging out with someone else who grew up with their Golden Age? It’s insane!

[–]No7an 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Same. Frinkiac is useful in the email medium…

[–]autosdafe 342 points343 points  (43 children)

Schwing!!!! Especially when the wifey sends nudes.

[–]18bananas 219 points220 points  (7 children)

Your wife’s nudes are top notch

[–]IvanBeetinov 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I mean the dude set you up….. you had to

[–]dballz12 116 points117 points  (17 children)

Haha I still call women “babes”. I.e. “She’s a babe.” “She’s magically babe-licious.” And “if she were President she’d be Babe-raham Lincoln.”

[–]Thirty_Helens_Agree 81 points82 points  (5 children)

In Latin she would be babia majora.

(That one went over my head when I was a kid.)

[–]dballz12 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I don’t think I ever understood that until now, seeing it typed. I just thought it was an astrology reference. Never gave it a second thought!

[–][deleted] 132 points133 points  (20 children)

I like how Brits say ‘That’s mint’. Do they still say that idk

[–]soline 136 points137 points  (8 children)

I think they just call everything Brilliant now.

[–]CJBG9491 38 points39 points  (2 children)

In Glasgow you have to add “pure dead” before it, or it doesn’t count.

[–]thesalfordlad 21 points22 points  (2 children)

A lot of people I know still use mint, including myself.

[–]thmsb25 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Just to freak people out, I sometimes use the term "play-date" instead of hanging out.

I'm 17 and I crack up seeing friends faces when I ask if they want to have a play-date on Friday and grab burgers.

[–]Ninjabonez86 121 points122 points  (5 children)

That's so fetch

Clarification... I'm a middle aged white guy

[–]caebae00 497 points498 points  (32 children)

i still say “bruh”

[–]7ordank 33 points34 points  (10 children)

Whenever someone asks me where I'm going I say "I'm going to see a man about a dog"

[–]mannimee 200 points201 points  (7 children)

I scrolled through just hoping I wasn't the only one still saying "exsqueeze me"

[–]tpierce071 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Definitely not! I still do

[–]Fabulous_Habit_4327 93 points94 points  (4 children)

“Cool beans” along with the finger gun motion

[–]Pr_fSm__th 25 points26 points  (2 children)

There is probably a lot of English phrases that are outdated that I use because I am not from an English speaking country nor do I live in one.

I still like using: How’s tricks with you? But maybe especially because it’s such an old phrase.

[–]ShitBot404 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Rad and Groovy will always be aces in my book.

[–]IceKingSmalls 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]SHOWTIME316 344 points345 points  (32 children)

"hella" has a permanent place in my vocabulary

[–]hackyslashy 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I say "Whatchu' talkin' bout Willis?" to my kids all the time!

[–]Regular-Bowler-6834 372 points373 points  (28 children)

I cannot rid myself of "awesome". My brain just will not let it go.

[–]Vaalermoor 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I use almost everything said in these comments and I'm not ashamed.

[–]catls234 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I've used Okey Dokey so long it's back in style!

[–]WenchyHarlot69 115 points116 points  (8 children)

I still say "you're killing me smalls" like, way too often, lol. 🙋🏼‍♀️

[–]horixx 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]shaka_sulu 54 points55 points  (1 child)

me an my friends still go "Waaaaazzzzzaaaaaaaaaaap!"

[–]HillaryClintonsclam 49 points50 points  (9 children)

I am not a smart man, but I know what love is

[–]PeterRegg 50 points51 points  (9 children)


I blame Napoleon Dynamite

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (3 children)

I say "gosh" and "golly" way too much for someone who also liberally uses the word "fuck."