All the latest slang that's fit to print, from 1971


17 Responses to “All the latest slang that's fit to print, from 1971”

  1. mmrtnt says:

    I can get down behind where that’s coming from.

  2. ChickieD says:


  3. flyoverland says:

    They forgot “power to the people,” and “let me have another hit.”  

  4. TheOven says:

    Bald men were popular? 

  5. vance_tam says:

    It’s so unfortunate that National Lampoon Magazine wasn’t able to sustain itself. Over the last 12 years there have been so many straight lines presented that they would have needed to double the page count.

    R.I.P. National Lampoon.

    • SomeGuyNamedMark says:

      I stumbled on a collection of NL from the early 70s once.  They were pretty funny back then and the jokes held up over time.  A lot of those writers went on to start SNL.

  6. ClintonD says:

    Despite how styles have changed, the girl wouldn’t look out of place at any nerdy convention. Kinda gothic-lolita-ish.

    Also, it’s interesting how many of those phrases are used in everyday speech nowadays. Today’s slang will be tomorrow’s dictionary word.

  7. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Funny which of those slang words are still around and which aren’t.  I think “groovy” died when people started hearing it on The Brady Bunch and coming from their grand mothers.

  8. Pobol Pobotrol says:

    That flower… are they sticking it to THE MAN?

  9. uglyredhonda says:

    Not sure if Xeni is joking with the article link (I dig that old slang article, mostly for how convoluted the language feels), but the actual article is here:

    Unfortunately, it’s not available for free.

  10. Antinous / Moderator says:

    That graphic is gone!
    Oh, that crazy graphic!

    Oops, sorry.  Wrong decade.

  11. niktemadur says:

    In one of the old Mission: Impossible episodes with Leonard Nimoy, the squad infiltrates a hippie or beatnik group, can’t remember but you know how television whitewashed everything in those days.  Anyway, some guy had the following invitation to a girl:  “I’ve got a freaky pad nearby”.

  12. timquinn says:

    Heh, I was there. Groovy was never a real slang word. I still use it, but always in the voice of the Saturday morning George Harrison, he was the sad and introspective cartoon beatle.

  13. pjcamp says:

    Weed. Your forgot Weed.

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