18 January 2014
I’m kind of surprised how many of these terms I use, having been a teenager in the 90s. I dig things on a regular basis. If one of my friends says something I agree with, I frequently respond “Right on, man.” After a few drinks I might even drop a far-out or two. One time I found a pen in my pocket that I didn’t recognize, and commented that I must have nicked it from work. I blame the last one on watching too many British tv shows though.
I save groovy for when I’m being sarcastic. If someone is rambling about nothing or gets off topic too long, I’ll wait until they’re finished and respond with “Groovy. So anyway….” and move the conversation back on topic.
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14 December 2009
Yeah, I’ve been self-consciously using many of those terms myself since the ’80s, when I was in high school and had a ’60s/hippie fixation. (Never “groovy” though, you’re right about it being impossible to use that one other than ironically.) And of course there’s words specific to the era that have never really gone away, like “bummer” and “freak out”. (But nobody says “ball” meaning sex anymore.)
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15 February 2015
I’ve started saying “fab” a lot more than “groovy” lately– I save the latter for when I’m making fun of something, as @4or5Magicians said.
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18 October 2013
Yes…… thank you.
I lived through the 60s but didn’t really use a lot of these words. Being born in 52 perhaps a little young to be a full on hippy.
‘Posh’ isn’t really 60’s slang. Long before I knew it stood for, ‘port side out, starboard home’. P.O.S.H. it was the word I used to describe the people that went to church on a Sunday.
Interestingly, I read as perhaps others here did….. on ‘Beatles’ Rarities’ he explained what a ‘Road Hogg’ is.
George is laughing because John is saying just who you can penetrate…..on a tour bus.
All these years and I didn’t get the joke.