(Re)discovering old slang


Are you a man on the moon? How crunk is your favorite band’s new album? Who are your homeskillets?

How many of these vintage terms do you recognize? A conversation between friends decades ago may vary greatly from a similar conversation between friends today, due to differences in slang, jargon and argot. Language grows, and with its continuous development comes a number of changes in preferred slang. To study the evolution of the English language, El Estoque asked several students to guess the definitions of slang terms originating from decades ago. Watch the video to see the definitions students came up with.