Every decade seems to have its bits of lingo that are absolutely everywhere for a few years, only to completely disappear as the next big thing comes along. It definitely happened to 80s surfer lingo, and it happened again to these 15 90s mainstays.
It was more or less a cooler way of saying "No way!"
Because "What's up?" just wasn't cool enough.
We have Snoop Dogg to thank for this one.
I mean, the word still exists, but it wasn't a constant reaction to things like it was back then.
This was once the pinnacle of humor.
"Talk to the hand"
It was because the face didn't want to hear it. Get it?
"That's my name, don't wear it out"
Because we were all important enough that our names could get worn out.
Make sure you take a chill pill before you check out the rest of these.
It was the ultimate way to show that you were being HILARIOUSLY insincere.
"Take a chill pill"
Because sometimes people were incapable of being chill without assistance.
"I know you are, but what am I?"
Because we were winning at the competition that is life.
This one's still around, but I think people use it ironically now.
"All that and a bag of chips"
Because "all that and more" just didn't satisfy your desire for a salty snack.
I'm pretty sure Clueless defined at least half of the lingo of the 90s.
It means "freaking out," possibly due to the influence of drugs. You're welcome.