But I propose a rebirth! A vocabulary renaissance of sorts. There are words out there that desperately need to make a comeback. I’m not quite sure how these words even got pulled from circulation, but it was wrongfully so. Two words in particular; "rad," and "bitchin’." I mean, seriously, what happened to them? How is it that these two solid adjectives fell through the cracks? It’s a travesty, I say. Granted, the first term did not get much help from the 80’s BMX movie by the same name, but we all make mistakes, and the word should hardly take the blame.
Especially considering the resurgence of the trucker hat, these words should definitely be receiving their due recognition. But for some strange reason, they are left in the shadows, only to be used by the select few of us that still remain enlightened. Much like the high-five (which is another argument in itself), these words are a treasure, a gold mine being left untapped. How have we survived the last decade or so without turning to someone and telling them that they are rad? How long has it been since you told someone about the bitchin’ party you went to last night? Way too long, I tell you, way too long indeed.
This is your opportunity America, to join my movement to pull these words from the cavernous depths of Value Village aisle ways and Green Bay Packers tailgate parties. It’s time for a revolution that brings back these powerful literary tools. So here’s your challenge: make a conscious effort to incorporate rad or bitchin’ (or both) into your daily conversations at least five times this week. With that kind of exposure, these words may have a fighting chance to make a successful reentry into everyday speech!
In closing, I hope you all have a RAD day, and a BITCHIN’ weekend!!!