Quiz: Can We Guess If You’re a Baby Boomer From the Words You Use?
Can We Guess If You’re a Baby Boomer From the Words You Use?
By: Emily Maggrett
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About This Quiz

Words matter, dig? You can use slang, jargon and lingo to clue other people in on the fact that you're chill heads from the same scene. Are you picking up what we're laying down? 

If the previous paragraph looks like a crazy jumble of words to you, you might not be a baby boomer. But if you are, you had no problem catching our drift! Maybe that's because you remember talking like that in the 1960s and 1970s, or perhaps that's because you still talk this way. In either case, it's a great example of how drastically youth slang can change in a very short period of time. Want to find out whether your current vocabulary is still steeped in rock and roll culture? This is the quiz for you!

We're going to ask you about the way you'd describe a good band, how you greet people and whether "choice" is a complimentary term. Along the way, you'll have to remember the meaning of surfer words, hippie speak and disco patter. After you give us your best answers, our supercomputer will calculate whether you're a real baby boomer or a total poser. Ready to experience a blast from the past? It's time to take this quiz!


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If someone stole your parking space, what would you say?

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Let's say you have tickets to see a fantastic band play. How do you convince a friend to go with you?

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Which word do you use to describe marijuana?

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If you wanted to say that someone was drunk, what word would you use?

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