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17 Things You Probably Forgot You Used To Say

Teens, pay attention: This is the future of "bae" and "extra."

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1. "Yadda, yadda, yadda"

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What it means: "Etc.," "blah blah blah," and other phrases like that.

Origin: A 1997 episode of Seinfeld in which George's girlfriend Marcy says the phrase "yadda yadda yadda" to shorten her stories.

2. Bling

What it means: Diamonds or any shiny jewelry.Origin: Popularized by the 1999 song "Bling Bling" by B.G. and perpetuated by dorky high school you referring to your class ring.
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What it means: Diamonds or any shiny jewelry.

Origin: Popularized by the 1999 song "Bling Bling" by B.G. and perpetuated by dorky high school you referring to your class ring.

3. "You are the weakest link. Goodbye."

What it means: The most savage way to shade someone in 2001.Origin: The Weakest Link, a BBC game show that came to the US on NBC.
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What it means: The most savage way to shade someone in 2001.

Origin: The Weakest Link, a BBC game show that came to the US on NBC.

4. "Fo' shizzle"

What it means: "For sure."Origin: A euphemism first used by rapper E-40 and later popularized by Snoop Dogg, then run into the ground by white dads across America trying to be funny.
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What it means: "For sure."

Origin: A euphemism first used by rapper E-40 and later popularized by Snoop Dogg, then run into the ground by white dads across America trying to be funny.

5. "WAZZZZZZZZZZZZZUP"

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What it means: "Hello, my friend" in the vernacular of the ’90s bro.

Origin: A 1999 Budweiser commercial that first aired during Monday Night Football.

6. "Booyah!"

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What it means: "In your face!"

Origin: Made famous by the late ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott and then used mostly by the most annoying characters in teen movies.

7. "Talk to the hand!"

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What it means: GTFO, STFU, etc.

Origin: Popularized by Martin Lawrence on his '90s sitcom Martin.

8. "Scrub"

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What it means: A guy who thinks he's fly, also known as a busta.

Origin: According to the Online Slang Dictionary, "scrub" was used to refer to a fuckboy as early as the 1580s!!!

9. "Gaydar"

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What it means: The supposed ability to detect if someone is gay or not.

Origin: No one seems to know! But it appears to date back to the early ’90s.

10. "Muffin top" and "whale tail"

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What it means: That roll of fat you get from your very mid-2000s low-rise jeans, and the shape a thong makes when it pokes out the top of said jeans, respectively.

Origin: The Paris Hilton era of the 2000s. It came for us all.

11. "Awesomesauce"

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What it means: Awesome, but like SO awesome it's reincarnated as a condiment.

Origin: Quite possibly this Strong Bad cartoon on Homestar Runner.

12. "Da bomb"

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What it means: 💯

Origin: Some people say the '90s, some people say the '70s. Here's a detailed look.

13. "Cray-cray"

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What it means: Crazy (often in a good way).

Origin: According to Oxford Dictionaries, it originated in the early 2000s. (Perhaps from Tyra????)

14. "That's hot"

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What it means: ... "That's hot."

Origin: The legendary Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie reality show The Simple Life. This is mandatory viewing.

15. "All that and a bag of chips"

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What it means: Totally awesomesauce.

Origin: Possibly Subway sandwich shops, which ran a combo meal deal in the '90s where you could get "all that" (a sub) "and a bag of chips."

16. "Crunk"

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What it means: Lit.

Origin: A '90s genre of Southern hip hop. The word was popularized by, duh, Lil Jon, who at one point manufactured an alcoholic energy drink called Crunk Juice.

17. And of course, YOLO.

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