1980’s On The Homefront Page.
By: April Berg

Inventions/New Discoveries:

· AIDS officially recognized (’81)
· The first artificial human heart (’82)
· The first personal computer – Apple Macintosh (’84)
· CD-ROM (’85)
· Disposable camera (’86)
·
Prozac (’87)

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Fashion/Trends:
· Leg warmers
· Parachute pants
· Jellies
· Jumpsuits
· hightops
· hairspray
· bright makeup
big hair
bright colors
headbands
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Transportation:
muscle cars
buses
bicycles

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Slang:
bogus - unfair or unfortunate
chill - relax
cheesy - corny
dipstick - dim-wit
dweeb - geek

gnarly - very good
hellacious - bad, not good
lame - not cool
poser - wanna be
radical - immensely attractive
road pizza - dead animal on road
stoked - ready to do something
tubular - overwhelming and cool





Toys:
· Polly Pocket
· Care Bears
· Pound Puppies
· Strawberry Shortcake



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