Long before emoticons, we used our words to express every little detail about life in a cool way. Or so we thought? I'm kidding, the 80s were actually the best. So, like, everyone, get ready to ride this roller coaster of nostalgia. It's going to be tubular and super rad!
1. "Bag your face"
Having to cover your face with a bag because of people's negative perceptions of your appearance was one of the greatest insults. I ran home crying on many occasions.
2. "Grody to the max"
Gross wouldn't suffice. If things were nasty, they were grody ... to the max.
Yeah, you know what this means...
4. "Have a cow"
This is one of my favorite 80s expressions, but no one under the age of 25 would have the slightest clue as to what I'm talking about. To be fair, it's hard to make sense of this one. How does getting upset over something have anything to do with having a cow? Probably nothing, but a cow does make a distressing sound.
5. "What's your damage"
This sounds like "what's wrong with you," which is super critical. I'd only say this to someone if I wanted to gag myself with a spoon when I'd see them.
6. "Word to your mother"
When word is delivered to your mother, that's it. No one can argue with you any further. Mothers have always been powerful figures.
I had an obsession with surfing for the longest time, so I tried to emulate surfers. I would slow down my speech and say tubular as often as I could. After kids today heard the word on Netflix's hit Stranger Things, it's starting to become a little more popular. It just doesn't sound as tubular coming from their mouths.
These next slang terms were in everybody's vocabulary.