18 Things You Once Said That Would Make No Sense To Today’s Kids

They don’t even put toys in cereal boxes anymore!

1. “No, you can’t use my phone ‘cause you’ll waste my ‘minutes’.”

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Yup, in the pre-texting days of cellphones, minute plans were pricey and of course going over your minutes plans would get you in deep trouble with your parents.

2. “I’m ‘gettin’ jiggy wit it.’”

Today most kids know Will Smith as Jaden and Willow’s father; and neither kid was born when “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” was released — scary I know.

3. “I’m totally getting 12 CDs for a penny.”

 

It was a tough choice selecting which albums you really wanted to get and then eventually not pay for. For the record Columbia House is still around, but only sells DVDs, while BMG closed down in 2009.

4. “I don’t even like this cereal, I only bought it because of the toy.”

 

Sadly kids today no longer have the anticipation of eating enough of the cereal to finally get to the toy inside the box.

5. “Just chirp me.”

The walkie-talkie feature (which was only for Nextel users in the U.S.) helped you save those precious minutes.

6. “Oh my god, this black light test is making me anxious.”

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Let’s be honest, this was the most disgusting and addictive part of Room Raiders. Lesson we all learned: Guys sleep in jizzed sheets.

7. “Yup, I did it all for the nookie.”

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LOL, remember Fred Durst?

8. “Nothing is more stressful than getting the label just perfect on my mix CD.”

You had one shot to get the label perfectly — with no bubbles or creases — on the CD.

9. “Lets make it a Blockbuster night!”

Sadly Blockbuster officially went out of business in 2013. The fun of looking through racks of VHS tapes and DVDs for something to rent is nothing but a distant memory.

10. “Star 69 them!”

Before caller ID was widespread this was pretty much the only way you could catch a crank caller (if they even picked up) or call back a missed call from an unknown number.

11. “More cowbell!”

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It’s easy to forget just how big this SNL catchphrase from 2000 was — but if you were around back then, you probably heard someone say it or, maybe, you’re guilty of saying it yourself. And just in case you didn’t know, it even has its own Wiki page.

12. “This stupid thing is supposed to have anti-skip technology.”

Anti-skip technology was one of the biggest lies of the ’90s.

13. “I don’t have anymore hours left on our AOL account.”

Oh to look back on the early days of dial-up, when AOL sold its subscription packages by monthly HOURLY plans. The only way to get unlimited dial-up was to pay the big bucks.

14. “Be kind and rewind.”

There was nothing worse than putting in a VHS tape and finding out it wasn’t rewound.

15. “Let me adjust the tracking on this video.”

The second worse thing about watching a VHS tape was having to adjust the tracking to get the picture just right.

16. “Just call 1-800-Collect.”

 

The cheapest way to call your parents, when you didn’t have change for the pay phone.

17. “Yeah, he’s super metrosexual.”

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Seriously, when was the last time you called someone a metrosexual?

18. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

You probably said this while imitating Bill Clinton’s voice. How far removed are we from this today? Well someone turning 15 years old this year was born two years after Clinton uttered these infamous words. =(

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