How Well Do You Know Your '70s Slang?

By: Annette
Estimated Completion Time
1 min
How Well Do You Know Your '70s Slang?
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About This Quiz

You couldn't enter Studio 54 if you couldn't speak the language. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of what people were really saying on those boogie nights. If you get stuck, just ask John Travolta.
Burn
Smoke
Make fun of someone
Hit
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When you burn someone, you seriously make fun of someone. Oh, man, that was a serious burn.

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Buzz off
Get lost.
Stop your mouth.
Nevermind
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Wrong Answer

When you tell someone to buzz off, you're telling them to get lost. Man, buzz off and leave me alone.

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Can ya dig it?
Do you believe it?
Do you understand​?
You cool with that?
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When you say, "Can you dig it?" you're asking someone if they're OK with something. Is that OK, man?

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Caposhi
Weird
Funny
Cool
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Wrong Answer

When something is caposhi, it's really cool. Girl, that dress is so caposhi!

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Catch my drift?
Smell that?
You okay with​ that?
Get it?
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Catch my drift? This means, do you get it? I'm hankering for a burger, catch my drift?

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Catch U up
I'll call you.
I'll remind you.
See you later.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hey man, I'll catch you up later. This means that you'll be seeing someone later.

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Choice
Cool
Sad
Boring
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Man, that is one choice car that you got there. Choice meant that something was really cool.

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Choke n' puke
Smoking
A kind of car
Bus stop with a diner
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Wrong Answer

You wanna get a burger at the choke n' puke? That is one slimy diner you're going to.

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Closet disco queen
A gay man
Someone who always goes to the disco
Someone who dances at home
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If you're a closet disco queen, you do a lot of dancing at home, but you don't go to the disco. Of course, you dance at home to your 8-track.

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Colder than a deuce!
Boring
Cold
Mean
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Wrong Answer

Deuce is a great word to add to anything. You can even say that it's hotter than a deuce.

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Damn it, Jim
Damn it
I understand
I'm confused
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This is a fancy way of saying damn it. It came from Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy of Star Trek fame.

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Deadhead
Toker
Drunk
Fan of the Grateful​ Dead
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Wrong Answer

Deadheads still exist today, They're the fans of the Grateful Dead. Technically, "toker" might also be a correct answer ...

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Decent
OK
Boring
Very cool
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Wrong Answer

Man, that concert was seriously decent! it's a way of saying that you're excited about something.

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Dig
To like
To understand
Both
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Wrong Answer

You dig it? This is a way of asking if you understand or like something.

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Disco
A dance club
Really cool
Either
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Wrong Answer

Disco was used as both a noun and an adjective. You could say, "That Disco was totally disco!"

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Score
Win
Ace a test
Have sex
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Man, did you score last night? That's another way of saying, "Did you do it?"

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Do me a solid
Hand me the butter.
Do me a favor.
Give me a massage.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Man, can you do me a solid? This is a way of asking if someone will do you a favor.

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Fake me out
To be deceived
To be confused
To be amazed
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Wrong Answer

When someone fakes you out, they deceive you or trick you. Don't fake me out like that!

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Famoo
Egregious
Confusing
Appealing
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Wrong Answer

When something is famoo, it's very appealing. Gosh, that dress that you're wearing is so famoo.

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Flat leaver
Someone who is loyal
Someone who is disloyal
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Wrong Answer

A flat leaver is disloyal. They'll leave one group of people in order to hang out with a cooler set of people.

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Fruit
A dandy
Nerdy
Sweet
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Wrong Answer

Someone who is a fruit is totally nerdy. This is not to be confused with the modern use of the word fruit.

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Funky
Weird
Cool
Either
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Wrong Answer

Funky had a lot of meanings in the '70s. Something could be funky cool, or funky weird.

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The fuzz
A pet
The truth
The police
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Wrong Answer

The police were known as the fuzz. You didn't want to get into any trouble with the fuzz on a Saturday night.

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Gearhead
Smart person
Dumb person
Someone interested in cars
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Wrong Answer

Gearheads were seriously interested in cars. Gearheads could be into motorcycles, as well.

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Get real
Get a life.
Get out of sight.
Either
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Wrong Answer

Oh man, get real. That meant that you wanted someone to get out of sight, or to get a life.

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Gig
A tool
A job
A date
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Wrong Answer

This word is still used today to refer to a job. I just got a new gig as a plumber.

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Gnarly
Disgusting
Messed up
Cool
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Wrong Answer

Gnarly was actually used for positive things. It could mean cool, awesome or very good.

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Goon
Adventurer
Pervert
Nerd
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Wrong Answer

A goon was excessively nerdy. Remember the Goonies? They were amazing nerds.

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Gravy
Sweet
Cool
Excellent
All of the above
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Wrong Answer

Something that was gravy was very cool, indeed. It was also sweet or excellent.

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Hippie Lettuce
Small
A cake
Weed
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Wrong Answer

Hippie lettuce was slang for weed. You could score some hippie lettuce if you dared.

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Dig
To dig
To feel something
To not understand
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Wrong Answer

Man, I can dig it. Dig was a way of saying that you understood or felt something clearly.

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I like cheese!
Literally, I like cheese.
I understand.
That's excellent.
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Whenever something was great, you could say, I like cheese! You could also say sexellent!

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IYD
If You Dare
I Yell Dramatically
In Your Dreams
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Wrong Answer

IYD meant 'in your dreams.' You don't hear IYD a whole lot these days.

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It's casual
Dress casually
Things are OK.
I'm upset.
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Wrong Answer

Whenever you want to say that things are OK, you say it's casual. Don't worry about it, it's casual.

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Jack Squat
Nothing
Everything
Sometimes
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Man, you don't know Jack Squat. You can also say that you don't know Diddley Squat.

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