Friday, April 20, 2012

That's Rad

No, not the movie about BMX bike racing.

I am talking totally radical, dude!

Radical is the best.
The greatest.
The most coolest thing ever.

But, stop!
Make it even COOLER.

Just say rad.

That's it.
We all know it means awesome. Just in a more laid-back way.

Oh, wait.
You mean you don't live in California OR grew up in the great 80's decade?

Let me back up.

In the 80's "radical" started to get used, mostly over along the west coast.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brought the shortened form "rad" nationwide.

So, rad is good.
It's super high praise.
When you have no other words.
"That's rad" will suffice.

He also says " That's rad."

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Last year's R- Red is Rad

26 comments:

  1. I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!! Rad post, Ruth!

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  2. Fun posting and word Rad and the 80's. That is probably one of those words my kids would tell me, oh mom thats so yesterday. I have now started answering that with Just what was so wrong with yesterday?

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    1. I know. Yesterday was more fun. Kids!

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  3. Totally rad, dudette! (Yeah, I pretty much grew up in the 80's!)

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  4. Seriously Ruth, your blog posts are rad!!! I leave here each day with the biggest smile. Ah, the 80's the best years, the best music, the best everything!!! Hope you've got a lot accomplished this week. Have a great, ahem RAD, fist pumps kinda weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. That is sweet of you to say. You have a great weekend too!

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  5. I don't think I've ever said that word in my life. But Kaycee is right. Your blog post is rad.
    Karen

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    1. I said a lot of things when I was a teen.

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  6. did you also used to say something was "RIGHT ON" if it was WICKED AWESOME?

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    1. Karen, what? I don't know what you're talking about. I would never do that! ;)

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  7. Groovy? What is this groovy you speak about?

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  8. Wicked.
    I love that the era that I grew up in 60-70 is so constantly referenced. Dude! It was a radical time. So, Yeah! Rawk on with your rad self!

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    1. 50 foot QE, Those were good times. :)

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  9. Rad. Well, I lived through the 80s. I shall try to say 'rad' today in as many circumstances as possible. I suspect it will drive my husband crazy, he hates shortenings of any sort. I can see this will be fun...

    If you are interested, I'm leaving you my A-Z link as blogger always identifies me as my shared blog with other poets - my A-Z is this one: http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. It's always fun to drive the Mr. a little nuts. ;)
      I will be over to visit.
      Thanks.

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  10. I always leaned toward AWESOME (still do, sadly) but rad was pretty cool too. Loved the clip from Dodgeball.

    Just swinging through from A to Z. Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

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    1. I still say awesome too.
      Thanks. Good luck to you too.

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  11. We need to bring rad back. Gnarly is still around, and it's lonely without rad.

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