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 forgotNew decadeWhat a way to start a decadeWhat Can Happen In a DecadeMy 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;

2 thoughts on “Gnarly

  1. Oh this makes me want to go back! Thank you so much for this! The 80s was the coolest decade ever! And you’re right! The new 80s will NEVER replace the original! 😎😎😎

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