Interpret These Gen X Phrases and We'll Guess Your Age

Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

In the U.S., people are often grouped into generations. While the start and end dates of who is born into which generation tend to blur a little bit, the eras are roughly defined. The four most recent generations are the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. These cover groups of people born between approximately 1945 and the present. That's a whole chunk of time to deal with!

While a new clickbait article circles every day claiming that the Baby Boomers and Millennials are at war, that leaves a whole gap of people in the middle left out of the media circus. These are those of Generation X, who were born roughly between the early 1960s and early 1980s. While the Millennials are alternately torn apart and praised by the older generations, Generation X is largely left alone by them. However, that doesn't mean they haven't played a big part in shaping pop culture, music, politics, and more! They have created numerous phrases that are still common to this day. 

Interpret these Gen X phrases, and we will see if we can guess your true age correctly! Put us to the test with this gnarly word quiz! See if we can hit the nail on the head!

If something is "bogus," what is it?

What is the question "What's your damage?" really asking?

What does "gnarly" mean?

What do you say to indicate that what you just said isn't true?

When something is "all that and a bag of chips," what is it like?

If someone says you are "the bomb," how should you feel?

When should you say "Bueller...Bueller!"?

Which word is "dweeb" a synonym for?

"So mint" was used to express what?

What does it mean to "book it"?

When something is "killer" what is it like?

When someone tells you to "bag your face" it's...

If someone is a "spaz," what are they like?

Something "bad" is actually...

When would you say "barf me out!"?

What is "eat my shorts!"?

If something is "grody to the max" what is it like?

What does it mean "to motor"?

When something is "radical" what is it like?

If someone tells you to "take a chill pill," what do they want you to do?

When someone asks "where's the beef?" what are they really asking?

What does the phrase "gag me with a spoon" indicate about something?

Something "tubular" is:

"Righteous" is a synonym for what?

What does it mean to feel "amped"?

What phrase is "cowbunga" most like?

Which of these can be "bodacious"?

If something looks "choice," how does it look?

When someone says "Don't have a cow" to you, what do they mean?

What is "grindage"?

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