Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can match all these Sixties nicknames to the right things

New threads, old hoopties, the horn and the tube. Do you know what all these things are?

Nicknames, slang, what the eggheads might call colloquialisms, change and evolve depending on the time and place. Some terms come from the actual mechanics in an object while others stem from a brand name. Some are just nonsense words that seem to appear out of nowhere!

Here are 12 words used in decades past to refer to everything from household objects to other people. Do you know the meaning of each one?

  1. The word "tube" refers to what?
  2. What are "threads"?
  3. A "pad" is a...
  4. Taken from the brand, a "hoover" was adopted to generally refer to...
  5. "Bread" can also mean what?
  6. A "shutter bug" is someone who...
  7. The name "John" refers to which room?
  8. "Cutting a rug" is...
  9. The word "horn" refers to what?
  10. Having a "gas" is...
  11. What is a "hooptie"?
  12. If someone is a "fink" they are...

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can match all these Sixties nicknames to the right things

Your Result...

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Tasha2003 1 day ago
13/12. That’s how good I am…
pjones4023 2 days ago
Gen X and all I missed was "hooptie"...never heard that one before.
Samsoon29 3 days ago
Got them all right for a Gen X!
AllisonWunderland 4 days ago
Boom! 💥 Got 'em all correct in record time 😎
rebelIrish 5 days ago
Baby boomer here...got them all right and feel a bit older for it 😯
grandpa5741 6 days ago
12/12 born in 1960, still going strong, take care everyone. 🤠
nesslovesnick 7 days ago
Millennial here, I got 11/12 I missed shutter bug, should’ve went with my gut on that one 😆
L 7 days ago
11 out of 12. Am I a Baby Boomer? You bet, born in 1962.
BruceMorgan L 7 days ago
born in 1963
hyppymom 8 days ago
12/12! Shows my age, right?!? Lolz 😆
HalCromwell 8 days ago
11 out of 12. When I saw hooptie, my mind went to the old song "Hooptie do, hooptie hay" about people having a fun time at a party, I never heard it used to refer to a car.
L HalCromwell 7 days ago
That's the only one I got wrong.
Coldnorth L 6 days ago
That’s the only one I got wrong too
MOT1970 9 days ago
As a Gen X er I knew all but the hooptie.
Beatseeker 11 days ago
11/12... what the hell is a hooptie??
Gahlok12 11 days ago
8 of 12 I knew what some of these and I mean the tube was a no brainer
TonyDStrong 13 days ago
You got 12 out of 12

That's a B graded on a curve and a C, D, or F graded using "equity".
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