Can You Decipher 1980s Slang?

The 1980's brought us some of the most famous and recognizable slang of all-time. How much of this slang can you decipher? Take our quiz to find out!
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In the 1980's, what did "bad" mean?
good
hard
cute
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What does "dweeb" mean?
educated
not cool
run away
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What does "boss" mean?
very difficult
very mean
very cool
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What does "grody" mean?
disgusting
unfair
scary
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What does "don't have a cow" mean?
eat healthy
stay calm
lose some weight
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What does "wicked" mean?
excellent
terrifying
colorful
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What does "deck" mean?
throw
walk
punch
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What does "McFly" mean?
someone cute
someone stupid
someone cool
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What type of person would "bow-head" describe?
genius
preppie
dummy
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What does "bodacious" mean?
attractive
disgusting
nervous
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Which of the following was "fresh" most often used to describe when used as slang?
music
people
food
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What did the phrase "the rabbit died" indicate?
the police are here
a girl is pregnant
a family member is sick
Result
Well, 1980's slang just isn't your forte, we guess. No big deal, maybe it just wasn't part of your personal culture back then, or you just don't remember it all so long after the fact. Either way, don't have a cow man!

C+, Erroneous at the 80's

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Right!
You're well on your way to being considered 1980's excellence! You missed some of the tougher ones, so you have some studying up to do, but you shouldn't be ashamed of this score at all. Better than a lot of people would do!

B+, Educated by the 80's

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You are pure 80's excellence, no doubt about it - at least as far as the slang of the time period goes. You could put many people to shame with your knowledge of this time period's language quirks, and you should be proud of your score! Gnarly job, dude!

A+, 80's Excellence

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1
In the 1980's, what did "bad" mean?
good
hard
cute
2
What does "dweeb" mean?
educated
not cool
run away
3
What does "boss" mean?
very difficult
very mean
very cool
4
What does "grody" mean?
disgusting
unfair
scary
5
What does "don't have a cow" mean?
eat healthy
stay calm
lose some weight
6
What does "wicked" mean?
excellent
terrifying
colorful
7
What does "deck" mean?
throw
walk
punch
8
What does "McFly" mean?
someone cute
someone stupid
someone cool
9
What type of person would "bow-head" describe?
genius
preppie
dummy
10
What does "bodacious" mean?
attractive
disgusting
nervous
11
Which of the following was "fresh" most often used to describe when used as slang?
music
people
food
12
What did the phrase "the rabbit died" indicate?
the police are here
a girl is pregnant
a family member is sick