“We’re Lit!” “Lemme ask bae…” and “leg go” are popular slang words you hear these days… But did you know that slang has been around going back centuries?
24/7 Wall Street has come out with a list of once-popular slang words and phrases that no one uses anymore, and if you are, you may be older than you think. Here’s a couple of examples.
- Gadzooks (17th Century) – An expression of surprise or annoyance.
- Bumper (17th Century) – A generous glass of an alcoholic rink.
- Fandangle (19th Century) – A useless or purely ornamental thing.
- Coxcomb (16th Century) – A vain and conceited man, or dandy.
- Buss (16th Century) – A kiss.
- Floppy Disc (20th Century) – Used for data storage from the mid-1970s up.