Some slang sticks around and gets added to the dictionary, but other slang goes the way of gel pens and Lisa Frank stickers: nostalgic items for those of us who grew up with them, but for the rest of the world, forgotten.
I’ve compiled a short list of words that were all that in the 90s and early 2000s, when I was a kid, but took a hint and bounced when we all grew up and got real jobs. Enjoy.
Let’s dip – let’s go; let’s get out of here.
Beans; bones; cheddar; dead presidents; bills; coin – money. We sure had a lot of words for money.
As if! – yeah, right!
Not! – used at the end of a sentence to denote sarcasm; e.g., “Wow, I can’t wait to go to work tomorrow… Not!”
Score! – An exclamation used when something good happens; e.g., “I just got 100% on my English test. Score!”
All that and a bag a chips – really awesome, usually in reference to a person. Example: “He thinks he’s all that and a bag a chips.”
Diss – put down; insult. “Yo, he just totally dissed my sister.”