Meaning: amazing, awesome; or, disgusting
Unbeknownst to me, this word started as surfer language in the 70’s but only spread to non-surfers in the mid-80s. (Class of 85 here!). I hear those times and trends are coming back round… I don’t believe the new 80s will ever bee as cool as the 80s I grew up in. The mystery, the random excitement, the innocence..
The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.
— Patricia Schroeder
Some of my favorite 80s movie quotes:
“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” — The Breakfast Club
“This may sound Incredibly dumb, but I love you, and I’ll do anything to make you love me.” — Sixteen Candles
“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass.” — Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ghostbusters
“Be afraid. Be very AFRAID- The Fly
”I was in here yesterday and you wouldn’t wait on me. You work on commission right? Big mistake, big… Huge! I have to go shopping now.” — Pretty Woman
“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” — Dirty Dancing
decade genres: 1970s, the decade that style forgot; New decade; What a way to start a decade; What Can Happen In a Decade; My Decades – The Sixties. Nursery; The Seventh Decade; A decade of Memoirs of a Metro Girl!; Jasper Johns: Seven Decades; eXiting the Decade: Living in the ’70s;