Baby Boomer Lingo - It's A Thing! How Many Of These Words Do YOU Know?

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If you're a Baby Boomer, and were born in the years between 1946-64, you'll know the meaning of these slang terms and phrases on this quiz!

 Mar 21, 2020

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Growing up you used these kinds of telephones:

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If someone were referring to a past President by "35", you know they're talking about _______.
Bill Clinton

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"Bread" was another term for what?

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This phrase was popularized by the show "The Waltons":
Looo-king Gooood!
Good night, John-boy
In Your Face!

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A "boob tube" is another word for a ______.
tube top

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Which of these might you refer to as "Smokey"?
A police officer
A chef
A person from Canada

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What is the name of the slang language that started with truck drivers and popularized through the US during the 70s & 80s?
CB slang
TC Slang
AC Slang

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When you are having a "gas," what are you having?
A tantrum
A headache

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If something is "bitchin,'"what is it?

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What does "boss" describe?
Getting drunk
Something cool
Something bad

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What does "catch some Z's" descibe?
Having a good time
Getting in trouble
Going to sleep

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What does it mean to be "decked out"?
Dressed up
Knocked unconsious

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Who were the Fab Four?
Led Zeppelin
The Beatles

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What does it mean to "crash"?
To get into an accident
To fight
To sleep

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"Giggle water" is another word for ______.
Sparkling water

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What does it mean to "pig out"?
Stay up too late
Talk too much
Eat too much

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What does it mean to ride "shotgun"?
To be the driver
To be in the front passenger's seat
To ride in the backseat

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What are "threads"?
Online conversations

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What's "moo juice"?

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What's it mean to be "blitzed"?

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What are you doing when you're "bookin'"?
Going really fast

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When someone says they're going to "lay it on you," what are they doing?
Telling you something
Punching you
Kissing you

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"Ain't that a bite" is equivalent to which phrase?
It's hot outside
That's spicy
That's too bad

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What's a "square"?
A dollar bill
A person who is not cool
A cigarette

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What does it mean to be "stood up"?
You're well respected by your peers
Someone supports you
Your date doesn't show up
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If you were born between the years 1946 to 1964, you are considered a "Baby Boomer." You were born in the generation that started life in the years right after soldiers returned home from WWII to restart their lives, and the economy boomed. You experienced the best of what America had to offer—homes were cheap, education was, in some cases, free or inexpensive, and jobs were plentiful. There was nothing you couldn't do, and you had all the resources to help you on your journey. From the civil rights movement to rock n' roll, you saw it all from the beginning. Yours was the first generation to have a real youth culture and a language that was separate from that of its parents. Even if you're not a Boomer, we'll wager a bet that you've heard, and at least used, some of these slang terms made FAMOUS by Boomers!

If you've ever used the words "book," "bail," or "bag" as verbs, said something was "a gas," "boss" or "groovy," or described yourself a "hacked," hip," or "sharp," chances are you are a Baby Boomer! If you are or know Boomer culture and language, you'll have no problem answering the eighteen questions asking what for the definitions of words on this easy and fun quiz!

Think you got what it takes? There's only one way to find out! Are you ready, dude? Put on your thinking cap and don't sweat it — we know you'll do a-ok! It's quizzin' time! Good luck!