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Hippie Lingo Quiz
by Nathan Chandler

If you are more comfortable talking about grass or mary jane instead of medical marijuana, it's more likely you were born in the 1960's rather than being a millennial. What a bummer that perfectly good words like "cat" is now described as a "man" or that "far out" means awesome. Do you dig it? 

This new hippie lingo was needed to communicate daily experiences for which there were no precedents. And that includes involvement with the psychedelic revolution and drugs. Words like acid found their way into the language but needed more colorful and appealing terms. Thus fun names like Purple Haze, and Orange Sunshine made the drug sound more attractive. Hippie lingo also borrowed from other cultures including India. That's where you'll find the origin of karma, yoga, ashram, and mantra. And let's not forget the experiences of Vietnam. Terms such as 1-A, 1-O, and 4-F were shorthand to describe your status. Including fit and available to serve in the military (1-A), Conscientious Objector (1-O)or exemption due to mental or physical disability (4-F).

But don't worry, this quiz won't be a bad trip. We're talking about the lingo of beautiful people. You know, the people who wore bell bottoms, bangles and sat on bean bag chairs. Take the quiz now, it will be a blast!





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