I believe that Matt Groening had the Bart Simpson character use phrases popular with youth of past generations to mock the slang young people use, which is usually a combination of old terms and new terms, but, which all seem new to the speaker. 126.96.36.199 17:46, 20 October 2009
I've tried to fix this up a bit, and reference the heck out of what I have put in, although my apologies for not properly getting to grips with Wiktionary syntax. I've since noticed that the en.wiki page was only recently soft-redirected, and there's some stuff in the last version that may be useful - citations from Simpsons transcripts and so on. The Cookie Monster's usage of Kowabunga would also be notable, if it can be referenced properly. Le Deluge 01:02, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
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A recent addition to the etymology section is written in an informal tone and seems to contradict the pre-existing etymology, may need verification/referencing and editing. -- OlEnglish 08:26, 16 April 2010 (UTC)