6 popular slang terms used by teens in the '60s

Do you remember these terms?

Being a teen in the Sixties was a fun and memorable time. Going to the movies was much cheaper, and social media wasn't around to prevent them from communicating with each other in person.

Not only did they get a chance to witness debuts of shows like Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Three Sons and more, they also were the creators of slang terms still used today.

Did you use any of these popular terms?

1. "Hang loose"

There are many ways to use this phrase, but the most common is when telling someone to calm down or stay put.

Sentence: Just hang loose. Everything will work out.

2. "Far out"

When something is so cool that you can't believe it, it's far out! The term relates to the phrase 'out of this world' or mind-blowing. 

Sentence: Woah, far out dude.

3. "Bummer"

When you're sad or disappointed, it's a bummer. The term is used to describe those somber emotions.

Sentence: It didn't work out? Such a bummer.

4. "Give me some skin"

When you want a handshake, what's the best way to ask? Say, give me some skin! It refers to individuals' skin touching when giving a handshake.

Sentence: How have you been, man? Slide me some skin!

5. "Lay it on me"

When someone needs to vent or rant, instead of using 'tell me about it,' say, 'lay it on me.' The term gets an individual to say what's on their mind.

Sentence: What's wrong? Lay it on me.

6. "I got to split"

When it's time to go, it's time to split! This slang term means that you're leaving. Of course, you can just say you're leaving, but this is much cooler.

Sentence: I got to split, but I'll talk to you later.

SEE MORE: 17 slang terms from the 1950s we want everyone to start using again

Try to inject some of this boss vocabulary into your everyday conversations.

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bagandwallyfan52 12 days ago
Marsha SIMMS (BEATRICE COLEN) after
Richie Cunningham and Potsie WEBER
Kissed her in Happy Days episode one
The DEADLY DARES:
"All Men Are ANIMALS !!"
sierra127 13 days ago
How about the two finger peace sign for everything
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
Happy Days FUNNY Quote :
That's Paula Petralunga !
When she comes in even the JELLO
STANDS STILL !!!!!
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
Uncle Arthur TO Darrin on Bewitched:
Yag a zoozi Yag a zoozi Yag a zoozi
Zen !!
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
Aunt Esther TO Fred Sanford :
You fish eyed fool!
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
RICHIE TO FONZIE IN THE DANCE
MARATHON EPISODE:
YOURE IN LA LA LAND FONZ!
Ralph Malph :
I STILL GOT IT !!
Fonzie TO Szizzy in Guess Who's
Coming To Visit:
COME ON GOOFBALL !
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
Happy Days
AL ISIM :
YEP YEP YEP !
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
CHACHI ISM : WAA WAA WAA!
SPIKE TO FONZIE Talking about
Mr.C .:WILL YOU TELL MR GOODY
TWOSHOES TO MIND HIS MILK
AND COOKIES!!
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
DIXIE TO GOMER PYLE :
YOUR SGT. CARTER IS A FINK !!
SGT. CARTER TO PYLE IN SERGEANT
CARTERs Farewell To His Troops:
One of the family -YOU KNUCKLEHEAD !!
bagandwallyfan52 17 days ago
Eugene Belvin on Happy Days and
Howdy Doodie :COWABONGA !!!!!
MadMadMadWorld 18 days ago
"You little goof!" --Wally to Beaver
bagandwallyfan52 18 days ago
FUNNY LINES ON SITCOMS
HOWARD CUNNINGHAM TO RICHIE
ON EPISODE ONE OF HAPPY DAYS:
WHAT'S A FONZIE ?
THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW
KOLACK :WHO do you think I am?
ROB PETRIE :DANNY THOMAS?
KOLAK : WHATS A DANNY THOMAS?
Also on Happy Days:
He's such a Potsie !!!!
Happy Days CRUISIN ' EPISODE
Season 2
BAG :YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH
OF NERDS!!
Funny Quote From Chuck Cunningham 2 on Happy Days:
Richie Moves Out episode :
Chuck Cunningham:I USUALLY PUT
A SIGN IN THE WINDOW.
KEEP AWAY IVe got a girl in here!
Howard Cunningham should have said
What's A CHUCK. ? On the last episode of Happy Days called Passages .
bagandwallyfan52 18 days ago
WALLY CLEAVER ON
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER
DAD I WENT APE WHEN I DUMPED
ICE CREAM ON EDDIE AND LUMPY.
BEAVER :That means he FLIPPED
DAD!!
"What did I tell you about using words like 'flip' and 'ape'? --June to Wally Love that line and the hilarious vernacular used by kids and teens during the late-'50s, early-'60s. "Vernacular? That's a doiby!" --Curly to Bud Jamison, in "Disorder in the Court" (1936)
Disorder In The Court and A Merry
Mix Up with Joe Besser are very
Funny Episodes .And the episode where Shemp finds out that he has
to get married or lose his inheritance. AND CURLY AT THE END OF ONE EPISODE :67 Cents !!
And the pie throwing episodes of The Three Stooges are hilarious.
The waiter (FRANK SULLY) GETS
CONFUSED WHEN HE SEES 9
3 STOOGES -3 sets of Triplets!
Frank Sully was in A Merry Mixup
as both the narrator and waiter.
ELEANOR 20 days ago
Oh that photo is soooo painful. Wally is apparently joking around with his buddies and the girls, what are the girls doing? They're all doing nothing, other than looking at the guys having fun.
LoveMETV22 ELEANOR 17 days ago
The photo they used was from : Season 1, " My Brother's Girl ." The girls were discussing the upcoming dance prior to Wally, Eddie and Chester passing by. Wally and Chester both said Hi to the girls and Eddie of course uses his smart-alek mannerism and says " Hi Men. " After the boys left
Mary Ellen Rogers brags to her girlfriends how she will take Wally to the dance.
bagandwallyfan52 20 days ago
I wonder if Tooey Brown (Tiger Fafara)is
in the Leave It To Beaver episode
called My Brothers Girl ??
bagandwallyfan52 20 days ago
https://youtu.be/Ld6fAO4idaI
Blowing In The Wind by
Peter Paul And Mary
bagandwallyfan52 20 days ago
https://youtu.be/z15pxWUXvLY
Puff The Magic Dragon by
Peter Paul And Mary
bagandwallyfan52 20 days ago
https://youtu.be/NvlW4bEjB5A
The song FEELING GROOVY
BY PAUL SIMON AND ART GARFUNKEL
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