Totally Radical/Quotes

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"Never use old slang. Slang, to be enjoyable, must be fresh."
Ernest Hemingway, Kansas City (Mo.) Star Manual of Style
"The best part of getting older is gonna be intentionally misusing slang around teenagers just to make them squirm."
It was a gnarly day for extreme-minded dropout Harry Stoner when a totally brutal wipeout left his skin fused with the street. He then somehow got super-strength and became known as Cobblestone.
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?
Marie: Oh, don't be such a buzz crusher!
Fred: Wha--?
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!
Fred: Huh?
Archie: That means, it makes no sense, pop!

Fred: Neither does this conversation!!
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.

Jessie: (disguised as a Valley Girl) It'll be a radical party! All of the most radical Pokemon trainers will be there!

Ash Ketchum: (to Misty) Do you know anyone who says "radical" anymore?
Pokémon, "Battle Aboard the St. Anne"
This sort of thing is what happens when a bunch of white shut-ins try to be hip. [Beat] And do so with fish.
"Dude, your slang is so totally bogus and outdated."
Noah "Spoony" Antwiler on Party Mania
"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?
Reg: The fact that you just spelled “violates” as “viol8s” causes me physical pain.

Mom: i txt liek the cool kids
Seriously, dad, who says "dude" any more?
Josh Stevenson, Waterloo Road