'20 Years of Slang' Has Left Pop Culture with Some Gems

By: Harris Jay Rosenberg Alterman - Published: Apr 20, 2012 • References: skyboxcreative and holykaw.alltop
After '20 Years of Slang,' what is considered the "cool talk" continues to evolve faster and faster. How phrases and sayings like "The Bomb" and "Beast" get started is often a mystery. Sometimes the phrases come from famous songs or popular movie lines, and other times they rise out of the grassroots.

It wasn't that long ago that phrases like "All That and a Bag of Chips" and "Bunk" were what the popular kids on the playground were saying. As times changed, so did the lingo, shifting to phrases like "My Bad" and "Hit It." By the time the 2000s came around, those sayings quickly became passe; "Awesome Sauce" and "GTL" had taken their place.

Watching language evolve is very intriguing because it move so quickly.