"Never use old slang. Slang, to be enjoyable, must be fresh."—Ernest Hemingway, Kansas City (Mo.) Star Manual of Style
Three Rad Dudes/ with nothing better to do/ were abducted by the crew/ of the Starship Alpha-2// They're from the planet Q/ Which due to a time loop/ is stuck in '82// They need our heroes to review/ the latest shows and tv news/ and games and movies// We hope you're not confused/ we swear this is all true/ and not the premise to...
Doctor: I'm trying to be relatable.Miley: To what, the 1970s?
Fred: Every time you turn around they've changed the language! How are we supposed to keep up?Fred: Neither does this conversation!!
Marie: Oh, don't be such a buzz crusher!
Black-haired brownie troop girl: Killjoy! Party pooper! Wet blanket!
Fred: That does it!! What was wrong with last year's lingo?
Marie: It was last year's!!
Fred: What happened to hip, hep, jerk, nerd, wimp?
Melissa: Totally random, sir!
Archie: That means, it makes no sense, pop!
—Archie Comics, "Lingo Lesson"
Mary Jane Watson: Well pierce my ears and call me drafty!—Spider-Man #62
A.R.: You are ripping up so many hellaceous shreds this fierceshitty biznasty is getting so deliriously rudebrazen it... Ok you lost the handle on that sentence.
"Characters are written with the hip slang of 1993 in mind, as interpreted by clueless middle-aged men."
‘See’ Jonas said to O’Neill. ‘There’s a passage over there which says Ra is a righteous dude and Anubis is bogus’ he declared, pointing to the far wall.
‘Now I know you’re making this up’ O’Neill responded disbelievingly.
Mom: what viol8s code?Mom: i txt liek the cool kids
Reg: The fact that you just spelled “violates” as “viol8s” causes me physical pain.
Seriously, dad, who says "dude" any more?—Josh Stevenson, Waterloo Road