There were plenty of pop culture moments to choose from in the 90’s and many of what we said came from things like movies, television and music.
Some of our biggest influencers were Alicia Silverstone, as Cher Horowitz, Destiny’s Child, TLC, The Simpsons and even Will Smith.
We still use plenty of these words today, see how many you recognize in the list below. You will, like, totally flash back to your teens!
| Exclamation of disgust, disagreement : immortalized by Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless””You and he would make an adorable couple.””Ugh. As IF!”
… can also be replaced with the hair-flip brush off.
| Verb: hanging out, relaxing, waiting.
| Expression: the most popular, someone who is the best at everything and admired by everyone (or so they think).
|Expression: usually used to dismiss something someone just said. “Do your homework.””Whatever.”
Eat my shorts!
|Exclamation: used to tell someone to screw off, or get lost.
| Exclamation : response when someone says something so obvious. “Whoah, dude, the earth rotates around the sun AND on its axis.””Duh.”
| Noun: a guy who thinks he’s fine, also known as a busta, alwas talkin’ about what he wants a TLC don’t want no scrubs.
Talk to the hand!
| Exclamation: dismissal. You’re finished with the conversation and you don’t want to hear another word.
| Exclamation: oops, my mistake!”Who broke my diorama of the Alamo?!””My bad.”
It’s all good
| Expression: like no worries or don’t sweat it, used to express that it’s OK.
Get a room!
|Exclamation: used to tell your friends who are making out in public to take it somewhere else.
| Phrase: putting the moves on someone, or dancing. We didn’t so much say this, as sing it in Will Smith’s song, “Gettin’ Jiggy With It.” Now, it’s in your head, isn’t it?
|Phrase: To go crazy, get really upset or really angry about something.”He freaked out when I told him that I wanted to see other people.”
|Phrase: usually said to give props to someone else or yourself on their excellent achievement. Usually related to a joke you just seriously burned someone with.
| Verb: To leave or exit a place.”Yo, let’s bounce.”