How Well Do You Know Generation X Slang?

By: Annette
Estimated Completion Time
1 min
How Well Do You Know Generation X Slang?
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About This Quiz

Every generation has its own language, and Generation X is no exception. Can you speak Gen-X? In this quiz, we're going to separate the Xers from the other generations that aren't having nearly as much fun.
Old school
Literally, an old school
Vintage
Gen-X was famous for going old school. It was the generation of hip new ‘tudes.
Boring

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How’s it hangin' ?
How are you?'
How’s it hangin’? This was the Gen-X way of saying hello, or how are you.
What did you say?
What just happened?

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Going postal
Seriously angry
Going postal was a Gen-X thing. It was a bad time for the postal workers of the US.
Happy
Confused

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Let's dip
Let's make love
Let's dance
Let's leave
When leaving someplace, a Gen-Xer could say, “Let’s dip.” “See you guys later, we have to dip.”

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S’up, b?
Where have you been?
What’s up, b*tch?
“S’up, b?” Translates into “What’s up, b*tch?” Clearly, Gen-Xers knew how to speak kindly to one another.
Can I help you?

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A'ight
Alright
“A'ight” became the way of saying “alright.” Who needs that L and R anyhow?
What did you say?
Nope

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Bangin’
Slammin'
Going on
Both
Bangin’ and slammin’ were much the same to Gen-Xers. They both meant that someone had it going on.

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Beans
Brains
Guts
Dollars
Beans meant dollars to Gen-Xers. Sometimes you would ask someone if you could borrow a few beans for a piece of pizza.

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Beeotch
Lady
B*tch
“Beeotch” was another word for b*tch. It was a phonetic variant of the word.
Sister

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Blazed
Smart
High
When you were blazed, you were seriously high. You might ask your best friend, “Do you want to go get blazed?”
Bored

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Jewelry
Bling-bling
Another word for jewelry was “bling-bling.” When you were wearing the bling-bling, then you were ready for a night on the town.
Sparkie
Copper

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Blood
Friend
Homeboy
Either
Blood means friend, or homeboy. “Yo, what’s up blood?”

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The Bomb
Excellent
Out of this world
Either
The Bomb was basically the only way of saying that something was absolutely excellent or out of this world.

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Bones
Bones
Shoes
Money
Bones was yet another way of saying “money.” You might hit your mom up for 7 bones to go to the movies.

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Boo Ya!
Yes
No
In your face
Boo Ya! was a way of saying “in your face.” This would work well after a “yo mama” joke.

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Let’s bounce.
Let's dance
Let's leave
When you said, "Let’s bounce,” you were saying, “Let’s leave.” When the party wore down, it was time to bounce.
Let's talk

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Brutal
Nice
Bad
Anything that was brutal was bad. “Yo, dog. That movie was seriously brutal.”
Funny

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Bugg’n
Freaking out
“Yo, man. You were bugg'n the other night.” That basically means that you were freaking out.
Forgetting
Sleeping

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Buzzkill
Boring
Lame
Either
Anything that was a buzzkill was boring or lame. Going to your economics class in high school might be a buzzkill.

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Cha-Ching!
Expensive
Costly
Either
“Cha-ching” was basically the sound of a cash register. You made this sound when something was expensive or costly.

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Cheddar
Cheese
Money
Cheddar was yet another name for money. Why did the Gen-Xers have so many words for cash?
Intelligence

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Chica
Chick
Girl
Either
Chica was another word for chick, or girl. “Hey, what’s up, chica?”

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Crib
Apartment
Dwelling
Either
Your crib was any house, apartment or dwelling. This term is still frequently used today.

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The most popular exclamation for Gen-X was _____ .
Surely
Mostly
Like
The most popular exclamation for Gen-X was “like.” You could use it whether or not you were a valley girl in southern California.

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Dank
Terrible
Stinky
Awesome
Dank was used to describe things that were awesome. “Yo, those are some dank Doc Martins, chica.”

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“How are you?” “I’m ______ .”
Prosperous
Good
When someone asked “how are you?” You would answer, “I’m good.” When you were having a really good day, you’d say, “I rock.”
Unsure

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Where was “Eat my shorts!” from?
ET
The Simpsons
“Eat my shorts!” came to us thanks to the Simpsons. This was a famous quote of Bart Simpson.
Saved by the Bell

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F-bomb
Firecracker
Fart
F*ck
The F-bomb was a word for the F-word! It was a euphemism for the famous curse word.

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Fart-knocker
Genius
Idiot
Fart-knocker was another word for idiot. This was a phrase coined from “Beavis & Butt-Head.”
Comedian

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Fine
Hot
Good looking
Both
“That guy is so totally fine.” “Fine” was a way of saying that someone was hot, or looks good.

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Freakin’
Singing
F*cking
“Freakin’” was a cleaner way of saying “f*cking.” For instance, “That concert was so freakin’ rad.”
Rolling

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Fresh
Original
Cool
Nice
All of the above
When something was “fresh,” it was very nice indeed. You might also say that it was “the sh*t.”

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Gettin’ Jiggy
Getting it on
Gettin’ jiggy meant dancing or putting the move on a member of the opposite sex. This was made popular by Will Smith in “Getting Jiggy With It.”
Writing
Talking on the phone

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Hella
Not at all
Really
“Hella” was a way of saying “really.” In fact, this word is still quite popular in Northern California.

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Hooch
Witch
Cat
Loose woman
For Gen-X, hooch doesn’t mean booze. In fact, it refers to a loose woman. You might also call her a hoochie.

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