Tell Us What These Slang Words and Phrases Mean and We’ll Guess Which Generation You Belong To

By: Ryan Choate

Tell Us What These Slang Words and Phrases Mean and We’ll Guess Which Generation You Belong To
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About This Quiz

It's difficult to trace exactly when slang words started showing up in the English language. We don't even see the actual word "slang" used in print until around 1800, but we can probably assume there were slang words being used before that. 

One of the earliest known uses of slang is the word "bad" which has been used to refer to "good" since the late 19th century. When we look at the overall culture of slang used in the English language we can almost break it down by decade. Each one seems to have a unique set of slang words that are easily identifiable with the time period. Slang words are now woven into the fabric of pop culture and are common in music, literature and everyday conversations. With the advent of texting on smartphones, slang and abbreviated sayings are commonplace.

The older you get, the more sophisticated your verbiage may become, but you might still like to keep up on the current lingo. Just like technology, the way we communicate seems to be changing at a breakneck speed. Gone are the days of throwing out a couple "rad dudes" or "cool cats" and getting away with it. Now you can be eviscerated on social media and banished to the annals of the "uncool." No matter, you still have a handle on the times and a boss vocabulary to prove it. See if you can go postal on this quiz to tell us what these slang words and phrases mean and we will try and guess which generation you belong to!



If someone told you that you were acting salty, what would you think they meant?
I'm old
I have a dry personality.
I bring a little spice.
I'm upset

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How would you describe the word dank?
Moldy
Thick and dense
Smells funny
Very cool

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What would you determine is the meaning of clap back?
You did a good job.
You got an STD.
Sarcastic applause
Comeback with attitude

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If someone described your wardrobe as ratchet, what would they be saying?
You should get some new cool clothes.
You dress as if you shop at the thrift store.
Your clothes were cool like 20 years ago.
Your wardrobe is downright trashy.

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If your teacher ever gave you back a test and wrote "hundo p" on it, what grade would have gotten?
Is that a secret code?
Sounds like I passed
It sounds like I did enough for a B+
You aced it, one hundred percent.

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When you are getting jiggy with it, what are you doing?
Dancing
Talking to a girl
Trying to act cool in front of old people
Totally ruling a chat room on Reddit

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What does the term wig snatched refer to?
Removal of one's fake hair
Someone calling out my baldness
You got dissed
Someone exposing the truth

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Your nephew just told you that you are GMT. What is he talking about?
That I am old
A new designer drug
Late for work
Making him mad

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Your friend wants to get some dead presidents. What does he want to do?
Study the history of our presidents
Make some money
Hit up Taco Bell
Watch the original version of Point Break

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What are people referring to when they say something is lit?
It's on fire
The lights are on
It is wack
It's turned up and poppin'

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Someone just threw shade at you. What happened?
The power went out
They hurled an insult in my direction.
Dressed in all black
Subtle jab at someone's comment

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If you want to inquire about what is currently happening you might ask your friend what?
When you dip from the joint?
What's the dillio?
Why you trippin' fool?
What is your major malfunction?

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Someone wants to give you a knuckle sandwich, what are they referring to?
A fist to the face
Slap to the back of the head
A hoagie with everything
Fusion Asian Pork

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How would you define the term made in the shade?
Don't have a care in the world
I'm wealthy and successful
Assembled in a sweatshop
Someone who works on the dark web

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Someone informed you that you just humble bragged. What are they referring to?
I don't like to talk about myself.
I'm awesome without having to say it.
Nobody is giving me the credit I deserve.
Complaining about life while slipping in a brag.

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You have just been called a wet rag. What is that all about?
You are boring and no fun.
You are too much of a partier.
You talk too much.
You are old and out of touch.

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What are you doing if you are out burning rubber?
Peeling out in your car
Working late at night
Wasting money
Trying to stay warm on a cold night

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You just got blitzed. What happened?
Got drunk
Got jumped by some hooligans
Pulled over by the cops
Someone hacked into your email account.

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When something is outta sight, what is it?
Really fantastic and awesome.
Something you forget about
Can't see it without my glasses
Too far away to capture in a selfie

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Who are you on the lookout for if the fuzz is coming?
The police
The principal
Your parents
An assault trooper in Fortnite

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Your cooking was just described at grody to the max. Did the person like it?
Yes, it sounds like a classic recipe
Nope, it was super nasty
Sounds like it was a little bland
Sounds like you used Hello Fresh

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What are you doing if you are taking a chill pill?
Taking an anti-inflammatory for your arthritis.
Relaxing
Drinking a few beers.
Trying a new version of aromatherapy.

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An 80's TV commercial for a fast food chain coined which term?
Who broke my window?
Where's the beef?
Don't leave home without it.
Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?

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Which of the following slang terms means something that is unpleasant?
That's the bomb
Barf me out
That is lit
That is the jam

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A group of individuals who like heavy metal music and often smell like cigarettes could be referred to as?
Hessians
Greasers
Space Cadets
Mods

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If someone told you to bag your face, what are they wanting you to do?
Shut your mouth
Hide your face because you are ugly
Hide your zits
Change your profile pic

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You and your friends are heading out for some grindage. Where are you going?
To the club
To get some food
To find a party
Looking on Snapchat to see what your friends are doing

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What best describes the saying, "step off or we gonna throw down" from the below answers?
Back off or we might have to fight
Get off the bus before we have to throw you off
Quit driving like an idiot or we have a problem
Quit DM'ing me or I will have to report a user agreement violation

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What are you referring to when you talk about something back in the day?
Something from a long time ago
Something you did as a teenager
Something you did when it was still light out
Before computers were invented

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You just got some new bling. What did you get?
Blood pressure medicine
Nice new jewelry
A phone number at the club
A 27-inch retina display computer monitor

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You Got:

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