While enjoying the view from my parents' mountain porch, my mother and I poured over her high school yearbook.
"This guy drives a 'hot 67 Chevy'." I pointed to the blurb underneath a classmate's picture.
"And his favorite phrase was 'for crying out loud'," My mom said.
"Ooo! I'm writing down all the slang. What else did people say?" I asked.
"'Get serious!' 'You better believe it!' 'I amost care.''' She shrugged sarcastically at the last phrase.
"Hilarious," I said.
"What are you? Some kind of nut?" She said.
"Huh?" I asked. "Am I acting nutty?"
"No. That's what Luisa used to say." My mom pointed at the yearbook where the phrase was highlighted.
"Ohhhh." I laughed and continued note taking.
Now I have my own fabulous little slang dictionary full of 60's phrases.
So, what phrases did you use in high school? And are they still "cool"?