Test Your ’70s Slang Knowledge and We'll Guess Your Age

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By: Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

The '70s may feel like so totally long ago, but some of their rad slang phrases have stuck around to the present day, such as, "That's jive man," "That's old school" and "Ten-four, good buddy." If you think this all sounds pretty bogus right about now, just hear us out. We're not trying to be plastic with you, because this primo quiz is about to test your knowledge of the flower power decade!

Maybe you're a 40-year-old person who lives a righteous life of honor and happiness. Other people might call you a chump because of your chill lifestyle, but if you put your work and family first, then we think that's pretty radical. Or, you could be a slick 22-year-old who is just starting to figure out what life's about. You may think that friends and family are such a square sometimes, but deep down, you love them for their stellar personalities. Maybe we're the ones who need to take a chill pill right about now, but it's only because we're tripping over this tubular '70s slang quiz. So whether you're saying "zoinks" or "whatever" right now, it's time to find out what's happenin' with this totally tuff personality quiz! 

Aerosmith is popular for their "Dream On" song, but can you guess what this '70s phrase means?

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If you've been acting like a "spaz," what does this mean?

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You're showing off your new watch to a friend when they say "far out." What on Earth are they talking about?

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If your best friend calls a person a "bunny," they think that they are ...

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In the '70s, the word "fab" was short for ...

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The '70s word "backatcha" kind of sounds like ...

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Your boss wants you to work overtime this week? That's a bummer, which is also known as ...

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If your friend got caught stealing something, you would probably say ...

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"Cooler" refers to keeping food cold, but back in the '70s it meant ...

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What does it mean if I have "gobs and gobs" of money?

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If I'm sending "good vibes" your way, it means that I'm sending _________ __________.

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If you want to say "I agree" to your friend, which of these '70s phrases would you use instead?

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What does it mean if your friend says "Let's blow this taco stand?"

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Your friend says "meeooww!" to a person who just walked by. This means that this person is ___________.

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Which of these words is synonymous with "money?"

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If I said, "The rabbit died," to you, what does this mean?

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You could say "excuse me" to someone, but it would be cooler to just say ...

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If your friend says "slap me some skin" to you, what do they want?

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Someone who is way too hysterical should probably take a ...

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Which of these words is not synonymous with "cool?"

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If you saw someone who was acting crazy, you would say they are ...

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You may eat it for Thanksgiving, but what did "turkey" really mean in the '70s?

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If you received a note that said "WBS" on it, what does it mean?

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Midwest folks are known for calling bad situations a ____________.

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When we say "wicked," we're not talking about the play, but the phrase ...

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Which of the following is the incorrect meaning of, "Don't yank my chain?"

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If I saw a ghost and said "zoinks!" what does this mean?

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If I say, "Smooth play, Shakespeare," is this considered to be a compliment?

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Which of the following is the correct definition of, "Sit on it?"

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Sure, you could say, "Been there, done that," to someone, but it would be more retro to say ...

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