Picks and Pans Review: Greetings

UPDATED 03/18/1985 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/18/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

Ramalamadingdong—hello (especially in Southern California, from the old Edsels song)

Aesthetic Evaluations

Fine, Full-on Babe, The Kind, Wicked, Fly—a good-looking female

Bust—a good-looking male (replaces "fox" in some areas)

Squid, Dweeb—a bookish nerd

Social Interaction

Scopin', On the Scam—looking for potential mates Basing—taking up with a mate

Swooping—making a move on your mate of choice

Bebop, Gopher—an eager and frequent swoopee The Love Ball Is Rolling—true romance

Liquid Recreation

Talking to Ralph, Boot Out, Going into Reverse, Blow-chunks, Losing It, Talking to the Seals, Calling Earl, The Technicolor Yawn—vomiting

Faced, Heated, Zooted, Buzzed, Tripped, In Rare Form—drunk

Value Judgments

Neato, Superpeachy, Awesome, Intense, Bad, Killer, Live, Fresh, Funky Fresh, Hot, Totally Hot, Way Cool, Beauty, Grind, It's Happenin', Tweet Bud, Boss—admirable

Bogus, Hideous, Rude, Critical, Having a Massive

Attitude Problem—not admirable


Happy Camper—someone in a good mood

Tired Camper—the opposite

Other Useful Terms


Jacked—geared up, enthusiastic


24-7—24 hours a day, seven days a week (as in, I love you 24-7)

Rage, Jam—to have a good time

Parfait Down—latest mutation of "party down!"


Later, See ya', I'm Bookin', Happy Trails—good-bye

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