Can We Guess Your Age?

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Does the combination of “Netflix and chill” confuse you? The slang we use says a lot about us. Can this quiz guess your age? You may be a youngster, but does your lingo say you’re totally with the times or way out of the loop? As we age, usually our vocabulary does to — or at least most people think it should.

That said, people won’t be saying “Bye Felicia” forever, whether it’s because of the actual Ice Cube flick, or it being rejuvenated 20 years later for no apparent reason at all (hashtag “Memes”).

Your go-to terminology can tell you if you’re an old soul or a trendy hipster. If you use terms like “sus,” “slay” and “YAAAS” on the regular, you may be smarter than you think. I mean, YOLO, right? Instead of saying your eyebrows are “on fleek,” maybe you refer to every type of video game console as Nintendo. But hey — that’s okay, too. Take this quiz to find out to which generation you really belong.

Did you know?

Only 90s Kids Remember Blockbuster

At the height of its popularity, Blockbuster had nearly 10,000 stores across the United States. Before streaming services and Redbox kiosks, video rental stores were the best place to get the latest movies. Blockbuster featured 6,000 square feet of DVDs, VHS tapes, movie merchandise, and snacks -- everything you needed for a night snuggled up in front of the TV. In the late 80s, a new Blockbuster location opened every 17 hours. Today, only one Blockbuster store remains in Bend, Oregon.

Blockbuster opened in 1985 when David and Sandy Cook came up with the idea to create a big-box video rental store after the oil market collapsed. Blockbuster became the first rental chain to put their tapes on shelves. In 2000, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, approached Blockbuster and offered to work with them to handle their online rental efforts. Blockbuster executives laughed him out of the room. They probably regret it now!


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