The Entertainment Monitor is a bimonthly magazine which covers film, music, television, and the Internet in an attempt to inform concerned parents about “the content of popular entertainment today.”
As part of this mission, they have compiled a growing slang dictionary called “Pop Talk,” which begins with a warning to parents:
“Beware, those of you who think you’re hip to what your kids are saying, you may have a false sense of security. I was familiar with slang in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, but the language of the 90’s is changing at lightening [sic] speed.”
- —Entertainment Monitor, May/June ’96
Are you down* with the latest 90’s-speak? See if you can guess the meaning of the following slang terms (according to the Entertainment Monitor definitions, of course):
- Or skip the quiz and take a look right now at some excerpts from the Entertainment Monitor‘s slang dictionary.
*be down – in compliance or in synch with