Modern Idioms vs. The Outsiders Idioms

By: Riley Dean, Sam Moore

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1. "Heater" vs. GATT

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In The Outsiders the characters used "heater" as a reference to a gun.

GATT is a commonly used term to make reference to a gun in our generation.

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"Fuzz" vs. Popo

In The Outsiders the characters referred to a "cancer stick" as a reference to a cigarette.

Cig is commonly used term to make reference to a cigarette in our generation.

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"Cancer Stick" vs. Cig

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In The Outsiders the characters referred to the "Fuzz" as a reference to the police

Popo is a commonly used term to make reference to the police in our generation.

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"Phony" vs. Fake

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In The Outsiders the characters referred to people being "Phony" as a reference to being fake

Fake is commonly used to make reference to someone being unrealistic in our generation.

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"Tuff" vs. Savage

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In The Outsiders the characters referred to people being "tuff" as a reference to them being cool

Savage is commonly used to make reference to someone that is cool in our generation.

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