Let’s go Daddy-O

dig it

I overheard a teenaged girl on a local news station last night talking about being back in school.

For the life of me, I couldn’t understand a word she said.

What language are the teens speaking these days?

But, to be fair, I remember driving my parents crazy using the favorite slang terms of the 50s and 60s.  Heck I still use many of them today which makes me a rat fink goober head with  bad case of the cooties.



Someone who wasn’t cool had them. No one ever saw them, but you knew who had them.

Chinese Fire Drill

Stop at a Red Light. Everyone on the Driver’s side would run around and get in on the Passenger’s side. Everyone on the Passenger’s side would run around and get in on the Driver’s side.   There was also some tradition when you were to first to spot a VW bug, but for the life of me I can remember what it was.


   It’s been around since the 50s actually.  It never went out of style except maybe during the 80s.  But it came back with a different pronunciation.  I used to say Cool (like that TV actor Kookie) sounding like mule, whereas today it’s more like cull.

Don’t have a Cow

Used when someone was "going ape.”  Example: So I took your book by mistake, don’t have a cow about it.

Far Out

Excellent, cool.


The Police


Cool, groovy, neat, neato; said of a person, as in He’s a real gone cat. Or you could say, I’m gone over him. (wowed, infatuated, totally sold on).


Nice, "Cool" or Neat. Used commonly among hippies in the 60’s – and college coeds at Ole Miss.

Rat Fink

          Someone who annoys you in some way.

Jinx, You Owe Me A Coke!!

When two people said the same thing at the same time, one would slug the other on the shoulder and say these 6 little words.
I don’t think anyone ever paid up.

Later – or at Ole Miss we said “Catch you ‘round the grill.

Goodbye; See you later

So Fine or So Tuff

Another cool thing. "That girl in my science class is so fine".
Used in a variety of early rock and roll songs usually as follows:
"She’s so fine, she makes me want to blow my mind".


2 thoughts on “Let’s go Daddy-O

  1. The big difference between then and now is that our parents could actually understand the words we were saying. Enunciation seems to be a thing of the past these days. Communication is such a high priority in today’s world, I think classes in school should deal with this issue before they send graduates into the business world.

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