Dear Everyone Everywhere, Can We Please Bring Back These Totally Awesome Words and Phrases from ‘Clueless?’
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Clueless, the iconic 90's teen movie, and while the fact that one of my fave flicks is TWENTY years old has me buggin', I'm still down to celebrate!
If you haven't seen Clueless, then I suggest you take an inventory of who you are and really think about the choices you've made--and then go watch it, like, immediately. I hear it's on Netflix, so you really have no excuse.
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's talk Clueless. I watched this movie so many times my VHS broke. Every time my girlfriends and I got together, we'd watch Clueless. It's so hilarious--and yet it's still optimistic and even encourages introspection. You can't say that about many teen movies--and it was even based on a Jane Austen novel (Emma).
Clueless also introduced us to an entirely new vocabulary, and I remember using these words, like, all the time back in the day. Let's take a look at my faves and brush up on our Beverly Hills vocab!
Audi: out of here, gone
example: "See y'all later; I'm Audi."
Baldwin: hot dude (after the Baldwin brothers)
example: "Idris Elba is a total Baldwin."
Barney: a lame dude (after Barney Rubble)
example: "The GOP nominees are a bunch of Barneys."
Betty: an attractive female
example: "I had a mini-makeover at Sephora, and now feel like such a Betty!"
Buggin': freaking out, stressing
example: "My student loan situation's got me totally buggin!"
Hagsville: an unattractive, hideous, and/or gross person
"When I take off my makeup, it's like, next stop: Hagsville!"
Monet: a person who appears attractive at a distance but is unattractive when viewed in close proximity
"My pores are HUGE, and without this primer I am a total Monet."
"I never skip leg day because I am waiting for a James Dean look-a-like to tell me I have nice stems."
Surfin' the Crimson Wave: currently experiencing menstruation
"I'm surfin' the crimson wave right now, so... CUPCAKES FOR BREAKFAST!"
Wiggin': freaking out, stressing
"My fave teen flick is TWO DECADES OLD, and that's got me totally wiggin'!"
Extra Credit: pause for The Greatest Insult of All Time
Way harsh, Tai.