Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can match all these Sixties nicknames to the right things

New threads, old hoopties, the horn and the tube. Do you know what all these things are?

Nicknames, slang, what the eggheads might call colloquialisms, change and evolve depending on the time and place. Some terms come from the actual mechanics in an object while others stem from a brand name. Some are just nonsense words that seem to appear out of nowhere!

Here are 12 words used in decades past to refer to everything from household objects to other people. Do you know the meaning of each one?

  1. The word "tube" refers to what?
  2. What are "threads"?
  3. A "pad" is a...
  4. Taken from the brand, a "hoover" was adopted to generally refer to...
  5. "Bread" can also mean what?
  6. A "shutter bug" is someone who...
  7. The name "John" refers to which room?
  8. "Cutting a rug" is...
  9. The word "horn" refers to what?
  10. Having a "gas" is...
  11. What is a "hooptie"?
  12. If someone is a "fink" they are...

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can match all these Sixties nicknames to the right things

Your Result...

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ween3 15 days ago
So cool I really should have gotten them All... Darn it!
STTOS 4 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 - Did you dig this quiz? Bummer, I missed #11. It was the only one I never heard of. "An old car" was the first answer I eliminated so I was way off!!
nana2two 4 months ago
12 out of 12 right. I took a shot at #11, because that sure wasn't a word I was ever familiar with.
I agree with Lacey. I think it was put in to throw us off.
Lacey 5 months ago
I think they tossed in #11 just to make sure nobody got 100%.
I am not that old, but I have never heard the term "hooptie."
AnnieM Lacey 4 months ago
I never thought 'hooptie' was an old term; I thought it came from MTV.
Lillyrose 5 months ago
11 out of 12. I'm not a Boomer, I'm Gen X, but I got most of the answers right anyway.
Keeperofpeace64 5 months ago
12 of 12.. This one was to easy..
QazWiz 5 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
BUT THEY CHEATED
DIDN'T give richie's middle name from TDVDS (the illustrating blackboard)
RogerMullins 5 months ago
I'm Generation X and got 12 out of 12 , I feel Gen X is becoming the forgotten generation with all the Boomer vs Millennial stuff .
MarthaWashington 5 months ago
Again, I had 11 right, went back and counted green, at the end said I had 10 right. Not a first time error
Debbie 5 months ago
11/12, I'm a late boomer born in 1963. I never heard of a hooptie
Keeperofpeace64 Debbie 5 months ago
I'm a late boomer too, my grandfather used the term hooptie many times referring to automobiles..
robyni23 6 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Did you dig this quiz?
Simon9 6 months ago
11/12 not bad for a millennial
Mob39 6 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 - missed #11 - Generation X - never heard of -#11. I remember my dad using some of these references.
Mob39 6 months ago
You got 11 out of 12 - missed #11
frances3agape 6 months ago
11 of 12
Missed #11 HOOPTIE
Hubby's fault that I missed it. When sarcastic, he says, "Well, big whooptie do!"
With my bad hearing, I guessed that with or without the "W", it mean "party"
Debbie frances3agape 5 months ago
Same thing I thought and put party
mobycat 6 months ago
Gen X here. 12/12.

How the heck did you other Gen Xers miss hooptie? I thought that was a relatively newer term, not a boomer term. Sir Mix-A-Lot did a song in 1989 called My Hooptie.
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