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Feelin’ Groovy and Talkin’ Teen

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I’ve written about those of us who dress like 20 year olds, thinking it makes us look younger. It doesn’t. Now I want to talk about something more subtle: language.

Remember when “groovy” was. . . groovy? Back in the late 60’s, we said things like “bummed out” and “cool” and we would “freak out” if our parents tried to co-opt our slang. Not only did it make us crazy, it made them sound pathetic.

So, when we hear newscasters talking about “bling” (more…)

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