On an unrelated note, I enjoyed something today. I was standing beside a group of older people around their mids 50s or 60s. I didn't think much of them at first until I began eavesdropping because I had nothing else of importance to do. They began talking about the slang terms they used when they were kids. I wound up looking up some of the ones I heard and remembered them saying, some I knew and others I didn't. Each time that one of them would bring a word or phrase up, the whole group would laugh and start talking about the good old days. Among the words I heard were:
Wango- cool, sweet.
Shaggin' Wagon- I pretty much guessed what this one meant when they all went "OHHOHOOOOOO" after shaggin' wagon was said.
Killer Diller- I always assumed this was from The Beatles' Polythene Pam. But I never thought people actually said killer diller.
Cheese Weasel- obnoxious, annoying
|They all looked exactly like this man. Even the women.|
I enjoyed their conversation so much. It made me want to bring back my own slang from the 90s but also from the 70s. I just want an excuse to say killer diller and I'll be set.