Slang Words and Phrases From the Olden Days

Apr 16, 2012

Volleymom2 previously wrote:

@Mark’75– lol, haven’t heard ” make A” in a long, long time!! Hey Rod- maybe we should do slang words of back in the day??


Good idea, Volleymom2!  Although it might result in some brain strain trying to recall the slang words and popular phrases we used to use back in the day.


How about we list the phrase or slang – give the definition – and use it in a sentence.  Wow, sounds like a spelling bee contest.  Let’s see if I can get it started:


“No Can Handle” – Cant’ keep up –  “What brah, no can handle?”  Actually, I hear my daughter using this term.  But they follow it with “Randall” –  “What? No can handle Randall”.


“I going bag” – What you said when you were about to leave – “Eh you guys, I going bag”.


“Going steady” – To be an exclusive couple – “Yeah, we stay going steady”.


“Just trippin'” – The phase before going steady – “Nah, we just trippin”.


“Bad rep” – A bad reputation – “That club get one bad rep”.


“Rippa” – A good looking surfer guy – “Ho, check out da rippa”.


“Fast” – Guys who are smooth with the moves – “I don’t like that kine ‘fast’ guys”.


“Townie” – If your zip code begins with 968 – “I like townie chicks”.


“Ahanakukulele” – What you say to someone when they did something bad – “Ahanakukulele, I going tell dad!”.


“Crimany sakes” – The phrase our dads said before giving us lickins – “Crimany sake boy, whatsamatta you?”


“Lickins” – Parental discipline – “Get me the belt, cuz you going get lickins”


“You going get it” – Sibling threat – “Wait until dad gets home, you going get it”


Okay, that should get you thinking about phrases and slang words from the olden days.  (“olden days” is one).  So share with us your words.  Remember to list a definition and use it in a sentence.  And have fun with it!




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216 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Mark'75
    April 18th, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Howzit ankleBYTERS!

  2. Seawalker
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    @Mark – Know what you mean. Those guys, they drive like they have ching-chings! LOL

  3. Mark'75
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Tough Sh_t. Term used to immediately stop someone’s grumbling, with no explanation needed. Funny, we don’t hear that term much today.
    “You don’t like it, tough sh_t!”

  4. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    @Mark’75 & Seawalker: Some guys do have ching-chings. You gotta look close. hehehe.
    “Officer, I saw da whole ting. Dat car ova dea caused the accident. Try check if da guy driving has a ching-ching. For sure he does, odda wise how come he neva make a signal before turning?” “Uh, sorry m’am, but we not the TSA. We don’t do a body search unless it’s absolutely necessary to the investigation.” :)

  5. Mark'75
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    KHS68: oh my

  6. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    @Mark’75: Bad Kaimuki girls said, “tough titties”. This reference makes sense now since the recall of silicone implants.

  7. Mark'75
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    KHS68: ooohhh my!

  8. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Mark’75: Hahahahaha!

  9. Mark'75
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    @Seawalker: Wow, duke ’em up…haven’t heard that one for a long time! My “duke ’em up” back in the day: aloha shirt, corduroy pants, and goza slippers (before kamaboko slippers). Had to wear the good goza slippers, not the ones with hauna toe jams. LOL

  10. Seawalker
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    wax ’em = getting a perfect score on the test, piece of cake

    Alright! Way to go, buffalo. You went wax ’em again, heh?

  11. Seawalker
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    @KHS68 – You write like one Bulldog (a compliment).

    @Mark – Used to work with this bruddah from Kohala. Went nuts trying to understand what the heck he was saying. Good fun!

  12. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    See moi lips – when cho cho lips get all dry and cracked.

    “Wow, look her see moi lips. She neva heard of chap stick or what?”

  13. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Just remembered a phrase from my New York days:

    Remember when the Camaro IROC came out? In New York (Brooklyn) IROC was the acronymn for:
    Italian Retard Out Crusing.
    Okay, it’s a regional thing. :)

  14. KHS68
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    OMG. Dick Clark died!

    April 18th, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    ankles: 😆

    Keoni: Nice to hear from you ❗ 😀

    Rod: Lots of posts from so many people ❗ Good topic for Hawaii ❗ 😀

  16. volleymom2
    April 18th, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    – see moi lips? too funny
    – now I know what a ching ching driver is, lol
    – used to say tough titties small kid time, silicone, yeah…
    fox= good looking guy
    Oh, look at that fox (handsome dude).

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