As a Millennial in my 20s, it's hard to believe that my generation is slowly becoming dated, especially when it comes to our slang. Everything we used to think was supercool, like playing Oregon Trail, is now seen as archaic and lame by the generation after us. Since we're not entirely sure if we'll ever get a handle on using the cool new terms like "sus" and "stan," we're going to take a trip down slang memory lane and revisit our favorites. Do you still say any of the words on this list? If so, it might make you sound old, but hopefully it stokes you up and makes you raise the roof with your homies.
1 Raise the Roof
Saying this while pumping both your arms in the air is definitely a way to show how old you are to the youth.
Was there any better word out there to describe a close relationship or something really awesome? Nope. Now, it's all about "hunty" and "snatched."
3 Chill Pill
If you want to sound like a grandma, tell some teenagers to take a chill pill and look at their blank, judging faces.
4 Fo Shizzle or Fo Sho
Are you Snoop Dogg? OK then.
5 Peace Out
The only thing that will make kids judge you more than saying "peace out" is simultaneously pounding your chest twice and then giving the peace sign. (Please do it.)
Remember when Destiny's Child made triflin' (aka sketchy) popular with Bills, Bills, Bills? RIP to the group and to this word.
7 Cool Beans
Keeping things G-rated with "cool beans" was the only way to go. If someone says it today, it's probably your dad.
Stoked perfectly captured how excited you felt about anything. Know anyone who still uses it besides surfer bros? Exactly.
Do you use shiznit? Hi there, you must be younger than 10 or over 60.
Before there was side-eye, there was flossy, a word that conveyed every emotion you had about feeling slightly jealous/annoyed about something flashy.
11 Home Skillet
You knew you were amazingly cool once home skillet — an endearing term for friends — made it on to That's So Raven, a show probably no teen has ever heard of.
12 Hecka and Hella
If you refuse to use boots as an adjective to mean "really," chances are you're probably still using hella instead.
13 My Bad
There will never be a more insincere-sounding apology than my bad.
It took a few years of being out of high school, but you quickly realized just how strange it was to describe being upset as salty.
15 What's the Dilly-o?
We really don't know why we used to say this, but we won't ever be sorry for it.
Saying coolio was definitely a way to look superchill without trying too hard. It was also a reference to the rapper who most kids today probably know nothing about.
Maybe it was cool to say crib when you were 11 years old thanks to MTV, but now there's no excuse.
Unless you're Jennifer Lopez living in the '90s, saying fly will just make you sound silly.