Weird History

Hilarious Historical Slang That Needs To Make A Comeback  

Samantha Dillinger

Looking for some new colloquialisms and slang to spice up your day-to-day speech? If so, this video of ridiculous pre-Civil War slang, all of which is guaranteed to add a vintage element to your vernacular, is for you.

Nowadays, when it feels as if everything is "lit" or "basic AF," you might start longing for old-fashioned lingo. If you don't consider yourself creative enough to create some slang on your own, turning to the past is the way to go.

The collected slang in this video comes from before the Civil War, so it's definitely some dated material. It may seem bizarre today, but it certainly provides a bit of entertainment.

Watch the video below to get an idea of what people sounded like before the Union and Confederacy squared off.