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The other day someone asked me how I liked a restaurant I recently visited.  During the course of the conversation I heard myself using “old school” and “back in the day”.  I wondered to myself when these two phrases had crept into my vocabulary. This led me down a rabbit hole of thinking about all the words of my youth that I would so easily bandy about.  When did I stop using these words?  Did I just one day wake up and not use or even think about using or remembering some of these words:

  • groovy
  • cool beans
  • go go boots
  • bee hive hairdo
  • smokes
  • O P’s
  • draft dodger
  • tricky dicky
  • bra burner
  • a happening
  • 8 track
  • mix tape
  • Member’s Only Jacket

Do you remember this hairstyle?  FLIP

  • flip – I was always in search of the perfect flip.





Wishing you words filled with happy memories,


About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

24 Responses

  1. Speaking of hairstyles what about the DA or pompadour? Thanks for the trip. I did use most of those phrases. Wonder what phrases of today will be relegated to memories in the future?

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  2. I remember the hairstyle, there was only one girl in my school who could do it perfectly like that, we all envied her. Being British, several of those phrases are ‘foreign’ to me but I do remember groovy – we had ‘gear’ and ‘fab’ too – and Tricky Dicky. I also remember white GoGo Boots but I was a little young, so didn’t have any. My son uses fab quite a bit, I suppose words like fashions get recyled every so often.

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  3. And everyone knows that the perfect flip was obtained by rinsing out orange juice cans, rolling your hair on them at the bottom, and securing them with “clippies.” It was a happenin’ thing! With a little Dippety Do to sculpt the bangs! 😉

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  4. Loved reading this slice of words and phrases. And reading the comments – Dippity Do was such a staple of our lives. Used it to try to flatten out my curls back in the day.


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