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Can You Define This 80s Slang?

The 80s were a wonderful time, full of leather jackets, poofy hair, walkmans, and neon. Everyone has a favorite 80s movie they love to laugh, cry, or cringe along with. But for all your dreaming of this radical decade past, how much of their singular way of talking have you managed to pick up or retain? Give our 80s slang quiz a try!

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80s Holdovers

Sure, the 80s brought us some items that didn't quite stand the test of time — like parachute pants. But the decade also delivered inventions we're still gabbing about today. Take, for example, MTV, established in 1981 and appropriately selecting "Video Killed the Radio Star" as their first music video. The first camcorder was also released in the early 80s, and while we use the tiny lens on our phones for most home movies these days, there's little doubt our we whet our appetite for candid camera with this bulky precursor. On a more serious note, 1984 saw the development of genetic fingerprinting (DNA testing), which recently helped solve a 52-year-old cold case. So yeah, we can giggle at the silly hair and the outrageous color schemes, but don't discount what the 1980s did for us!

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