We have several key members placed in highly trendy or influential locations and businesses in order to spread the terminology of the 80's. " are two of the first installments and have been placed throughout with our affiliates. A type of heavily synthesized pop music performed by groups like A Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, The Busboys, Thompson Twins and Eurasure. This terms usage was limited mostly to the corporate world. "I was up for a promotion, but Stan 'Norvilled' me out of it!
" Unsure as to the origins of this, but it seems that in the late 80's or early 90's Deborah Norville got promoted to a position as a Morning Talk Show Host on one of the Major Networks, when the general cocensus was, the position should have gone to someone else (Jane Pauley, perhaps?
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This page is an attempt to define in non-eighties speak, the various terms that the eighties gave us.
I've attempted to make the definitions look like a real dictionary would define them.
"burn" was used to apply dramatic emphasis to the fact someone was proven wrong on an issue that had been hotly debated and contested.
it was also used to annoying and harassing effect over trivial matters of the day to the point where it lost all meaning.
We at the 80's Revival Company feel it is very close to the phrase "That's the s#*t".Wore plaid peg leg pants with buckles and straps, combat boots, brightly colored hair usually spiked in some manner, ripped Punk Band T-Shirt of choice- preferably not washed in ages, Leather, dog chains, piercings and generally walked around with a pissed off appearance.Sid Vicious was their hero and the Sex Pistols were the music of choice.Here's a sentence: That hike in the cold rain was mad putt. referring a person as preppy, usually a disco, stereotypical, egocentric, etc.
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