Slang enters our language ever yday. Some terms, such as "kiss up" forever enter our language. Others, such as "groovy," are forever cemented in time as a relic of when flower power reigned and the U.S. struggled in the quagmire that was the Vietnam War.
At this time, almost half of the U.S. population was 18 years old. Color TV was new. Black and white TV was on its way out. Ninety-five percent of U.S. households had at least one TV . The British Invasion kicked off with the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
This decade was also a time of great cultural upheaval. President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas. The Civil Rights Movement was still working hard for equal rights. By the end of the decade, hippies just wanted to celebrate peace and love at Woodstock.
The youth of the 1960s had a significant impact on the language used. Even though a word may have been coined significantly earlier, it stay may have gained wide use in this era. Since the U.S. population was so young, odds are if teens were using a word, it probably caught on.
Now, let's go back to a time when the Fab Four had mop-tops and everybody hung loose. Will you be able to keep up with this 1960s slang? Find out if you remember the 1960s or if this reads like gibberish to you!