It seems like every generation has their "pet" phrases, words, expressions. This thread may be the perfect place to lay 'em down, man. So, get jiggy with it and show me your stuff. Using decades as "generations" (to make it easier, daddy) I will start with some I know about, remember hearing, or actually used.....
Beat me, Daddy, eight to the bar. (Song lyrics that morphed into everyday 1940s talk.)
Dude. (Back in the 1950s and 1960s a "dude" was a prissy sort of fellow.)
Rock and roll. (Alan Freed, Cleveland radio.)
See you later, alligator. (A Bill Haley & The Comets song.)
Like wow, man.
Church key. (Bottle opener / beverage can opener)
Like. (Valley Girls.....1960s or 1970s?.....like, what decade?)
Snowing down south. (Your slip is showing.)
Back seat bingo. (Yeah, I played, and lost. Wedlock child, yadda.)
Goose it. (What you told the driver of the car.)
A blast. (A good thing, such as "That party was a blast.")
Boss. (See "A Blast", above.)
Catch you on the flip side. (See you later.)
....,Baby. (Sentences ended with this.)
Can you dig it?
Kill the pigs. (I did not like this....I had friends who said it.)
The whole world is watching.
What's your bag? (What are you about? What do you do for a living?)
Get down. (Rock and roll term.)
Dude. (From a rock and roll song by Mott The Hoople. Now said endlessly.)
A gas. (A good thing, such as "That party was a gas.")
Breaker, breaker. (CB Radio lingo.)
F###ing-A. (Outstanding. Still used a lot.)
Your turn. What say you?