Can You Decipher 1970s Slang?

Some of the most infamous slang words and terms of all-time came from the 1970's. Many of these phrases are still commonly used today, but how many do you know the actual meaning of? Take our quiz to find out!
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What does the term "psyche!" mean?
to trick someone
to call someone stupid
to tell someone you're scared
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What does the term "skinney" mean, in a sentence such as "let me give you the skinney"?
alcohol
the truth
a punch
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What does the phrase "far out" mean?
cool
lame
far away
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What is the term "bogue" used to describe?
something offensive
something unfair
something frightening
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What does the phrase "the man" refer to, if used in a derogatory sense?
any authority figure
mainstream musicians
unpopular people
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What does the term "spaz" mean?
clumsy or accident prone
quick and nimble
idealistic and naive
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In the 1970's, a "bunny" would be used to describe which of the following?
a police officer
a new teacher
a cute girl
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What does the phrase "catch you on the flip side" mean?
jump and I'll catch you
see you later
it's past my curfew
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Which of the following best represents a use of the word "chill"?
hide
eat
relax
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If you were to tell someone to "dream on," what were you likely telling them?
they needed to get some rest
they were being unrealistic
they slept in for too long
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What is the phrase "cool beans" used to show?
agreement
disagreement
sarcasm
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If you ask someone to "do me a solid," what are you asking them?
to do you a favor
to make you some food
to tell you the truth
Result
Well, a lot of these words and phrases have become so ingrained in our society that it's easy to forget what their original meanings are. As long as you're not using these words on a daily basis while not knowing what you're saying, anyways. That could be reckless!

C+, Stranger to the 70's

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While not the best possible score, this was still quite impressive. You know your 1970's language for sure, which is good because a lot of it is still so commonly used in the present day. We're sure you catch yourself using a 70's term or phrase a few times a day!

B+, 70's Smart

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You're a real child of the 70's...whether you were alive then or not! You did excellent on this quiz, showing that you know almost everything there is to know about the dialect of the 1970's. Some of it may feel a bit dated now, but a good majority still remains common in our daily language, and we're sure you use it frequently. Good work!

A+, Child of the 70's

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1
What does the term "psyche!" mean?
to trick someone
to call someone stupid
to tell someone you're scared
2
What does the term "skinney" mean, in a sentence such as "let me give you the skinney"?
alcohol
the truth
a punch
3
What does the phrase "far out" mean?
cool
lame
far away
4
What is the term "bogue" used to describe?
something offensive
something unfair
something frightening
5
What does the phrase "the man" refer to, if used in a derogatory sense?
any authority figure
mainstream musicians
unpopular people
6
What does the term "spaz" mean?
clumsy or accident prone
quick and nimble
idealistic and naive
7
In the 1970's, a "bunny" would be used to describe which of the following?
a police officer
a new teacher
a cute girl
8
What does the phrase "catch you on the flip side" mean?
jump and I'll catch you
see you later
it's past my curfew
9
Which of the following best represents a use of the word "chill"?
hide
eat
relax
10
If you were to tell someone to "dream on," what were you likely telling them?
they needed to get some rest
they were being unrealistic
they slept in for too long
11
What is the phrase "cool beans" used to show?
agreement
disagreement
sarcasm
12
If you ask someone to "do me a solid," what are you asking them?
to do you a favor
to make you some food
to tell you the truth