When creating a story, there are many factors a writer takes into consideration such as adding description without bogging down the reader, or simplifying a character’s part. Equally important is staying true to the lingo of a particular era. Here are examples of slang words and phrases from the 80s.
A flighty person; a dim-wit.
Excited or pumped up.
A man’s description of a woman’s attractive body.
Something enjoyable or exciting.
Laid back, relaxed, or to calm down when angry.
Someone who watches a lot of TV.
A smart preppy person.
A gang of guys having sex with one girl.
Disbelief in facts or irritation with someone.
Uncool or stupid.
A word used to start off a sentence.
Something cool or extreme.
A derivative of awesome.
A dippy Californian girl who lives in San Fernando Valley.
Relaxing, taking it easy.
How do you convey a specific vernacular in your book?