Thursday, September 18, 2008

13 Valley Girl Words/Phrases I Miss


Yes, back in the 80’s I actually spoke like this. And some of these phrases I like totally still use, okay? :-)

1. To the max – Translation: To the extreme.

2. Barf me out – In response to someone who says something offensive.

3. Gag me with a spoon – A response to something you don’t like.

4. Tubular – something that is cool.

5. Totally – yes, I totally still say this all the time.

6. Rad/Radical – attractive

7. Gnarly – Great/cool

8. Have a cow – As in ‘Don’t have a cow, man.’

9. Grotesque – you’re making me sick.

10. Hoser – i.e. jerk/loser

11. For sure/fer sher – Used in exclamation, as “Fer sher, dude!”

12. Awesome – One of my all-time favorite words, still in high rotation in my vocabulary.

13. Bogus – Unfair.

18 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

Dude. "Hoser" is so totally still cool.

Meju said...

I used a few of those......awesome in timeless in my opinion! Happy TT.

Barbara H. said...

I remember many of those! I always thought #3 sounded so strange.

Nandi said...

TOO funny! I remember them all so well!

Darla said...

LOL! I just missed Valley-girl speak, but my cousin used all of these, and my mom picked them up. She still calls things "bogus." Cracks me up.

Patsy said...

This is an awesome list! I use *Don't have a cow* still but then I think I used it before valley-girl speak was popular. Thanks for the smile this morning. :)

Kmommy said...

LOL! Valley Girl was one of my favorite movies ;)

Thea said...

I started an alphabet TT a few weeks back and I listed "awesome" as one of my favorite words.

And I still use totally all the time.

Every once in a while I'll go hog wild and let loose with a "Totally Awesome."

Donna said...

Like, awesome list. Like, I really mean that... :)

Qtpies7 said...

I like, totally used those phrases, too! And still totally use some of them.

Helen E.M. Wright said...

I only knew half of these. Would it be bad if I started to use them now?

oh amanda said...

Totally.

Cheryl said...

Like this post is tubular to the max, radical! I'd love to read more but I totally need more leg warmers!

bernieg1 said...

That was hysterical. I enjoyed this - thanks much! :)

My TT this is week is about the 13 Myths of Sarah Palin

Denise Patrick said...

It's very interesting to remember the slang of years gone by. But, each generation has theirs and I watch and learn as each one goes by.

Happy TT!

kat said...

gag me with a spoon. like totally

Kiran Pervez said...

what do valley girls call pimples?

vegan4life59 said...

I was so glad that the stupid spoiled whore valley girl crap ended but then it came back with a vengence because of course most Americans are dumb as shit. So a new rule should be that anyone caught saying awesome should get slapped at least twice right in the mouth!