Interviewing Jill Stuart made us remember how many phrases there were in Clueless (one of the best fashion films ever!) that we used when we were 13, and now barely remember. But Valley Girl speak – which defined our youth as much as Daria and Doc Martens – is one of those things that, while gone, should never be forgotten. Use these handy sayings sporadically. Below, a brief guide.
As If: Not really
Baldwin: Handsome man
Betty: A beautiful woman
Cake boy: gay man
Cadge Me: Loan Me
Contempo-Casual: The world of Vallley Girls
Ensembly Challenged: Fashion Victim
Fin: Five dollars
Herbal Refreshment: Marijuana
Get laced: Get high
Jeepin’: Vehicular sex
Kvelling: To be wound up by something
Lap: Walk the room
Monet: A girl who looks good from far away, but terrible up close.
Ragin’: Fun, exciting
Ring-a-Ding Kid: Rock a Billy boy
Snaps: To commend, like “props”.
Surfing the Crimson Wave: Having your period
Whatever: Generally dismissive phrase
You got my mark: Seal of approval