Teens In The 1950s Vs. Teens Today

What’s ’50s-speak for YOLO?

1. Then: Hanging out at the beach.

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2. Now: Hanging out at the beach.

3. Then: Prom.

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5. Then: Drankin’.

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6. Now: Drankin’.

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7. Then: Boys’ night.

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8. Now: Boys’ night.

9. Then: Coffee.

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11. Then: Listening to your jams with friends.

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12. Now: Listening to your jams with friends.

13. Then: Ping pong.

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14. Now: Beer pong.

15. Then: Chillin’.

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16. Now: Chillin’.

17. Then: Teens in crowds.

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18. Now: Teens in crowds.

19. Then: Getting down.

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20. Now: Getting down. (Oh God.)

21. Then: Showing off your moves.

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22. Now: Twerking on a wall.

23. Then: “I’m on a boat.”

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24. Now: “I’m on my own motherfucking plane, yo.”

25. Then: School dance.

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26. Now: School dance (still awkward).

27. Then: Gettin’ rad.

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28. Now: Some things don’t change.

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