Thread: ATTENTION HIGH-SCHOOLERS FROM THE EARLY 90'S

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    The guy wearing the acid wash Hippy peace shirt and reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X is the early 90s black guy.
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    Ttb1112,

    The media makes it seem as if teenagers in 1991 immediately donned flannel and Nirvana band t-shirts two weeks after "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was shown on MTV. That was not the case, we were all still living in that Saved by the Bell era. By that I mean we were wearing Generra Sportswear sweatshirts, Norte Dame football sweaters and Skidz gear. Even in 1993, grungies went to Salvation Army for their clothes. They didn't have on flannel either, it was leather jackets or scroungy t-shirts. People didn't just switch over to anti-fashion in '91 as quickly as 80s fans and Historians would have you believe. While it's true that fashion started to change, people still resembled lumberjacks when they wore flannel. By fashion changing, I mean women were starting to wear skirts and biker shorts with leggings underneath. Not much changed from 1989/1990 in terms of how we dressed.
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    More slang from that time:

    "You can't fade me" - You can't make me go away
    187 - Murder
    5 -0 - Police
    Dork - Person with odd interests
    Doofus- Lovable Idiot
    Sweet - Very Good, Excellent
    Tango'd - Slapped someone on the cheeks
    Waxed - When someone beats you real good at something
    Moe - Pal (Friend)
    Eat My Shorts - Kiss my place where the sun don't shine
    Heroic - Dumpy
    Beard - Telling a lie
    Vengeance - Condom
    Bitchin' - Awesome
    Cess - Weed
    Online - Heroin
    Knockin' Boots - Having Intercourse
    Freshness - Coolness
    Word - To agree
    Zebra - White guy who tries to be black
    Wigger - (same as above)
    Kick It - Start it up
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    I hope you make your characters and situations realistic without 90s stereotypes thrown all over the place.
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    If you are interested in the 90's, one of the best snapshots would be to watch commercials from the nineties. They provide insight into all the fashions, catch phrases, and general attitudes of the times, "That's rad!"
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    Quote by Echidna64
    If you are interested in the 90's, one of the best snapshots would be to watch commercials from the nineties. They provide insight into all the fashions, catch phrases, and general attitudes of the times, "That's rad!"


    He's not covering all of the nineties, just the beginning to them. You're right about one thing; the television shows, music and commercials of the early 90s totally give you an idea of what the styles, catchphrases and attitudes of that time were like.
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    Quote by Echidna64
    If you are interested in the 90's, one of the best snapshots would be to watch commercials from the nineties. They provide insight into all the fashions, catch phrases, and general attitudes of the times, "That's rad!"


    He's not covering all of the nineties, just the beginning to them. You're right about one thing; the television shows, music and commercials of the early 90s totally give you an idea of what the styles, catchphrases and attitudes of that time were like.


    While TV shows, movies and commercials can give you some insight. It still isn't real life. One thing a lot of people don't realize about the 80s and 90s is each community had its own style and trends. Some were still stuck in the 80s in the late 90s! There was a big difference going from one side of town to the next. Why do you think neighborhoods used to fight one another? Today its pretty much the same everywhere you go it seems for a couple of reasons. For one communities are much more diverse and two the internet has connected communities together.

    Very few people embraced the stereotypical early late 80s and early 90s fashion where I grew up. The year I was in public middle school for 8th grade in 1991 the few styles that were popular did not reflect what we saw on TV. I live in the south so the Kicker (country western) styles were popular with many kids. As was the skater look and the punk look. I remember several kids wearing combat boots with knee length shorts and tee shirts during that time. While you also saw a few embracing the culture portrayed on TV. Honestly many didn't dress much different than kids do today.

    As I stated earlier my high school had a different culture and you saw a lot of kids wear Jordan's, basketball Jerseys and dressing thuggish. Oddly enough this was the same school district its just my neighborhood was zoned to a middle school on the other side of the district. At the same time you saw kids wearing Doc Martins and flannel shirts among other styles. It was a big melting pot.

    So really to write a book on that time period you have to base it off the type of community it takes place in. If it was a white suburban neighborhood out west it is going to need to be different than one in the south or the north. So I guess the question is where is this book taking place and what is the general culture going to be? Is it middle class, rich or poor kids?
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    My brother wore some these tops in the Bush 1 era:

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    Quote by moldyoldie1

    Tttb1112, you grew up in the mid to late 1990s, not the full decade. The pop culture that came out of the early 1990s (1990-1993) were far more memorable than that of the mid to late 1990s. In fact, I was nostalgic for the early 90s (1990-1993) in 1999. The mid 90s (1993-1996) and latter part of the decade (1996-1999) sucked ENTIRELY. Only a child of the mid to late 1990s would tell you other wise. They were children in those DULL times. The 90s definitely did not come together like a Historian would have you believe. Once 1993 came around, the Nineties weren't worth talking about anymore. People my age missed the 80s in 1994 for a reason.

    Who even remembers who people dressed in the late 90s?

    1990-1993 still had great movies, music, toys, video games and food products. I can't say that everything was perfect in those years, but the pop culture was the last of its kind.


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    Quote by moldyoldie1

    Tttb1112, you grew up in the mid to late 1990s, not the full decade. The pop culture that came out of the early 1990s (1990-1993) were far more memorable than that of the mid to late 1990s. In fact, I was nostalgic for the early 90s (1990-1993) in 1999. The mid 90s (1993-1996) and latter part of the decade (1996-1999) sucked ENTIRELY. Only a child of the mid to late 1990s would tell you other wise. They were children in those DULL times. The 90s definitely did not come together like a Historian would have you believe. Once 1993 came around, the Nineties weren't worth talking about anymore. People my age missed the 80s in 1994 for a reason.

    Who even remembers who people dressed in the late 90s?

    1990-1993 still had great movies, music, toys, video games and food products. I can't say that everything was perfect in those years, but the pop culture was the last of its kind.


    lol


    Something about the mid to late 90s really gets under my skin. I hated the 90s in those times because they came off as obnoxious.
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    You used to be "with it", but then they changed what "it" was.
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    Quote by RomanBlade86
    I hope you make your characters and situations realistic without 90s stereotypes thrown all over the place.


    Yes, definitely! Before I even started this my main caution. As I've been reading more personal accounts and such I've luckily been able to dispel a lot of the stereotypes typically associated with the era. It's my main worry and hopefully I can avoid it!
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    It doesn't get more early 90s than this:

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    '88-'89 same shit as '90-'91. Maybe '92.
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    Slang

    Maxin' and Relaxin' = Taking a chill pill
    Check this out = Look at this
    Sike/Psyche = Fooled you
    On the Strength = For real
    Peace to the Middle East = Have a good one, bye.
    No Glove No Love = No rubber condom, then you get no intercourse.
    Def = Cool
    Funky Fresh = 1) Really good 2)New and original 3) A good smell
    Salty = To be mad, angry, agitated or upset.
    Got a beep = To receive a beep on your mobile beeper.
    The ill = Illinois
    Tight = Cool
    To the max/extreme = To do something with power and attitude
    Five-O = Police Officer
    Word is bond = When you say that what you're saying is true and without reproach.
    Dusted, busted and can't B trusted = ???
    Nuttin' = Nothing
    Honey Dip = A beautiful young lady.

    Remember the early 1990s (1990-1993) were the age of Vanilla Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MC Hammer, and Parker Lewis can't lose. When you think about it, the early 90s were the last definitive times.

    Most of the guys looked like this:







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    No Glove No Love = If you want me to use a rubber condom, then you get no intercourse.
    Opposite

    Quote by moldyoldie1

    Remember the early 1990s (1990-1993) were the age of Vanilla Ice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, MC Hammer, and Parker Lewis can't lose. When you think about it, the early 90s were the last definitive times.
    Most of those things are terrible, though
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    Just like those haircuts and clothes you posted
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    "Now is the age of Katy Perry, Michael Bay, Lady Gaga, and Game of Thrones. Now is definitive time."
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    Quote by stake
    "Now is the age of Katy Perry, Michael Bay, Lady Gaga, and Game of Thrones. Now is definitive time."


    Blech, give me the 80s and even the early 90s anyday over the present. I take it the children of the 1950s and 60s probably said the same about the aforementioned decades.
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    Right, there was nothing objectively good about the touchstones you mentioned. And just because you don't like modern culture (on which point I often agree), doesn't mean it doesn't have a unique character. 80s/90s may be the last era that defined you, but not the last time that was "definitive".
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