Quiz: Can You Translate These Slang Words From the '70s?
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Can You Translate These Slang Words From the '70s?
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

Oh, the 1970s: Not the most articulate decade, we have to admit. Heavily influenced by the hippie culture that was born in the late 1960s, the children of the 1970s valued the simple honesty of "rapping" over wit and verbal fireworks. I mean, showing off your education and your big vocabulary was such a bummer, man! 

Even so, the groovy youth of the 1970s -- like young people of any generation -- had to hide what they meant from parents, teachers and other "squares." So they created plenty of informal terms -- slang, that is. Unlike their children in the 1990s, who would take to the internet and use a variety of acronyms from "POS" to "LOL," the teenagers of the 1970s communicated face to face, over over the telephone. So you won't see much in the way of acronyms or abbreviations (which might be kind of a relief in today's alphabet-soup age). 

How well do you remember the slang of the '70s? Maybe you're old enough to have used these terms yourself (hey, we're not asking!). Or maybe you've learned them from a love of old 1970s television, like "Good Times" and "Three's Company." Whichever the case, we've created a quiz to challenge you. Dust off your hippie-to-English dictionary and get going!

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