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Talking Buzz words and phrases from the 1960's & 1970's

I was looking for info on the 60's Mattel Toy M16 and found this list of phrases ,I hadn't heard some of these in a long... time. See how many you remember
Jerry
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Buzz words and phrases from the 1960's & 1970's
Courtesy of Jack Flash and many contributors

This is a list of all the buzz words, acronyms and phrases from the 1960s and 1970s that relate to the Hippy / Vietnam Era.
I hope you enjoy viewing the list as much as I enjoyed compiling it. This nostalgic list will evoke memories; some good, some bad. It is my intent and hope that the good memories will outnumber and outweigh the bad ones.


* * Acid Rock
* Afro
* * Alice B. Toklas brownies
* America, Love it or Leave it
* * Bag (That's not my bag, man)
* Ban the bomb
* Ban the bra
* Bell bottoms
* Better Red than dead
* Black Panthers
* Black Power
* * Bogus
* Bummer (What a bummer)
* Burn, baby, burn
* Burn the bra
* * Buzz (What a buzz, man)
* * Chicago 7
* * Clean Gene (Eugene McCarthy running for president)
* * Dave's not here! (Cheech & Chong)
* * Deep (That's really deep, man)
* * Dig it
* Don't trust anyone over 30
* Dope head
* * Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope
* * Doper
* Draft card
* Draft dodger
* Drugs, sex, rock & roll
* Duke and the Duchess (are jolly wally shoes at Thom McCann) (radio commercial)
* Earth shoes
* * Electric Kool-Aid
* * Establishment, the
* * Experience, the
* Far out
* * Fickle Finger of Fate Award
* Field jacket
* * Folk rock
* Flower child
* Flower Power
* * Freaked out (Like, I totally freaked out)
* Freaks
* * Freaky
* Free love
* * Fringed leather vest
* * FTA (Fuck the Army)
* * Fuzz, the
* Get high
* * Get it on
* * Give peace a chance
* Go Go boots
* * Granny glasses
* * Grass
* Groovy
* * Haight-Ashbury
* * Hair
* Happening (What's happening?)
* * Hassle
* * Hawk/dove
* Head Shop
* Heavy (That's pretty heavy stuff, man)
* * Heavy metal
* Hell no, we won't go
* * Here Come De Judge
* Hey, hey, LBJ, how many young boys have you killed today?
* * Hip
* Hip huggers
* Hippy, yippy, yuppy, old fogy
* Hippy Bus
* * Hookah (water pipe)
* If it feels good, do it!
* * Jane Fonda
* Jesus boots (sandals)
* Joint (Don't Bogart that joint)
* * Keep on truckin'
* * Liberation
* Love in
* Love beads
* LSD
* Make love, not war
* Make marijuana legal
* * Make war no more
* * Man, the (also the Main Man)
* * Meditate
* * Mellow (That's mellow, man) ("Mellow Yellow")
* * Mind blowing
* * Mini skirt & micro mini (Hot pants & the Midi came later)
* * "Mom always liked you best" (Smothers Brothers)
* * Napalm sticks to kids
* * Nehru jacket
* * "Oh, Calcutta!"
* * Outta sight!
* The M16, the M16, the neatest gun that you've ever seen! (Mattel TV commercial)
* Paisley print
* Peace
* Peace & love
* Peace march
* Peace sign
* Peace symbol
* * Pig
* Pot head
* * P.O.W. bracelet
* Power to the people
* Protest march
* Psychedelic
* * Rap (talk) (this word used to refer to talking)
* * Rap session (group discussion)
* Revolution
* Right on (Right on, Bro)
* * Righteous
* Roach
* * Roach clip
* Saigon warrior
* * Sandals (one-toe kind)
* Sit in
* SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)
* * Sock it to me (Laugh In)
* * Spaced out
* * Split
* Stay cool
* * Stoned
* * Streak (run naked)
* Talk loud and draw a crowd (a popular saying by Jesse Jackson during this period)
* Teeny bopper
* * Tiny Tim
* Tricky Dick
* * Tripping
* Tune in, turn on, drop out
* * Unhip
* * Up against the wall, mother fucker!
* Up Tight (What are you so up tight about?)
* * "Verree interressting! But stupid." (Laugh In)
* Viet Cong
* * War is not healthy for children and other living things
* * Wasted (Like, totally wasted)
* What do we want? Peace! When do we want it? Now! Peace! Now!
* Where the action is
* * With it (Hey, man, you're really with it!)
* * Women's lib
* * You bet your sweet bippy (Laugh In)
* * Zap Comix

THE WAR

To all the Vietnam Vets that were "there" combating Charlie "up close and personal", I salute you.
Jack Flash

* * Alpha Mike Foxtrot (phonetics for AMF -- "Adios, Mother Fuckers")
* * ARA (Airborne Rocket Artillery, Huey Cobra gunships)
* * "Ba Moui Ba" (pronounced "Ba-Me-Ba" by GIs; tranlation "33" [Vietnamese beer])
* * Bloop Gun (M-79 grenade launcher)
* * Body bag
* * Body count
* * Boocoo (from French "Beaucoup," via the Vietnamese) (GI Boocoo makey love)
* * Broke Dick
* * BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker -- B-52 bomber)
* * Caravelle Command Post (Caravelle Hotel, Saigon -- as far in-country as most journalists ever got)
* Charlie (phonics -- Victor Charlie equals VC, stood for Viet Cong)
* * "Chu Hoi" program (program to entice VC soldiers to defect to the ARVN and turn against their former comrades)
* * Claymore (command-detonated aboveground mine)
* * Daisy-cutter (bombs with extended detonators for above-ground explosion)
* * DILLIGAF (Do I look like I give a fuck?)
* * "Dinko Dao" (crazy)
* * DMZ (DeMilitarized [HAH!] Zone)
* * Double ugly (F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber)
* * Dust-off (medevac helicopters)
* * Elephant gun (M-79 grenade launcher)
* * Extreme prejudice
* * Fire base
* * Foo gas (moat of burning gasoline or napalm)
* * Frag (physical expression of extreme disapproval)
* * Fragging (unpopular person gets grenade as sleeping companion)
* * FUBAR (fucked up beyond all recognition)
* Gook
* * Green Beret
* * Grunt
* * Guerrilla soldier
* * Gunship (helicopter primarily used as wepaons platform)
* * HALO (High-Altitude, Low-Opening parachute insertion method)
* * Hanoi Hilton
* * Hanoi Jane (Fonda)
* * Hearts and minds
* * Ho Chi Minh Trail
* * Hog (Huey gunship)
* Hot LZ (A helo landing zone for rescue that is known to be under heavy fire by Charlie!) (The helo pilots would try to "quick pick" these areas)
* * House cats (base-borne support personnel)
* * Huey (from HU-1E helicopter]
* * Huey Cobra (AH-1 helicopter, redesigned Huey)
* Insertion [not sexual](The let-off area by helo or PBR)
* Extraction [not dental](The pick-up area by helo or PBR)
* * FNG (Fucking New Guy, i.e. cannon fodder)
* * Jam-a-matic (M-16-series carbine, early issue)
* Jolly green giant (Rescue helo)
* * Khe Sanh
* * Laager (courtesy of the South Africans, by way of ANZUS)
* * Leg (from straight-leg -- non-parachute rated personnel)
* * Lifer
* * Loach (from LOH -- Light Observation Helicopter)
* LRRP (long range reconnaisance patrol)
* Medevac
* * Mei Lai massacre
* * Mighty Mattel (M-16-series carbine)
* * Napalm (jellied gasoline, actually dating back to 1940s)
* * Numbah One (the best)
* * Numbah Ten (the worst)
* NVA (North Vietnamese Army)
* * Pacification
* PBR (patrol boat river)
* * Phone pole (Surface-to-Air Missile)
* * Pickle (release bombs)
* * Pungi stakes
* * Reconnaisance by fire (pissing away your ammo hoping to hit something that can't be seen)
* * REMF (Rear Echelon Mother Fucker) (Combat solders applied this term to the support personnel, staff officers, and various other useless people who never got anywhere close to the actual war. Anyone who spent the war in the rear echelon.)
* * RPG (Rocket-propelled grenade)
* * RVN (Republic of Vietnam Regular Army)
* * SAM (Surface-to-Air Missile)
* * Shitburner (the poor SOB who had to tend the waste barrels)
* * Skosh (little or small, from Japanese sukoshi)
* * Slicks (unarmed Hueys used for insertion/extraction)
* * Slicky boy (thief)
* * "Sin Loi" (tough shit)
* * Snake Eyes (bombs with drag vanes to slow them down for low-altitude deployment)
* * Speed of heat (aviation term for fast)
* * Sports Car (F-5 fighter)
* * Street without joy
* * Tango Uniform (phonetics for TU -- "Tits Up")
* * Tet offensive
* * The World (anywhere but Vietnam)
* * Tunnel Rats
* * VC ("I no VC! I no VC!")
* * Vietnamization
* Zipper head
* * Zippo raid
* * Zoomies
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