An almost guaranteed phase of entering adulthood is unintentionally making it clear how much older you are than some present company.

This could be by the way you dress, talking about seeing a movie in its initial release when the person you're talking to wasn't born yet, or more than likely, by the way you talk.

When you say a slang term or phrase which was common place when you were a child, but today would likely be met by looks of confusion, or even disgust, should you use a term which is not only outdated but now considered offensive.

But then, shaking these old fashioned, or just plain old, terms and phrases might be a difficult task, so engrained are they in our vocabulary.

Redditor InfiniteDrafts was curious to hear what phrases people continue to use, despite knowing how quickly it will date them, leading them to ask:

What slang do you use regularly that is totally outdated?


Maybe rethink alternative words for "awesome"...

"I called a taco 'the Shizznit' a few days ago."

"I instantly felt 90 years old."- fattydad075

Not as "radical" as it once was...

"Rad."- AvatarofBro

"Righteous and radical."- king_7__

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Language is eternal!

"None of MY slang is outdated, it's today's youth that are wrong!"- hotasphalt

How long have you got?

"I say things are the bees knees on the regular."

"Is 'on the regular' dated?"

"I also call the ocean 'the drink' for whatever reason."

"Picked that up at some point."- Paradigm6790

"This sub is making me extremely paranoid about my words now bc I say pretty much all of these words still."- jjjjjjj30

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Charming once, vulgar now...

"HAULIN’ A**."- f*ck_korean_air

Nah, come closer.

"Far out."- PaulClifford

A bit off

"Right on."- bombaderogato

Does anyone still even eat popsicles?

"When I'm ready to leave I say 'Let's blow this Popsicle stand."

"To be honest I'm not even sure what a posicle stand is."- B-Sdetector69

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It's hard not to feel self conscious around the younger generations who might laugh at your dated vocabulary.

But one should just remember, in 10 years or so, they'll likely find themselves in the exact same position.

And won't feel as "groovy" as they once did.


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