Radical was one of the words I most disliked in the 80s/90s. I never really liked any of the surfer slang of the time. Totally, cowabunga, and tubular, etc. came across sounding lame and uneducated to me. I’m an 80’s baby, but couldn’t stand my peers talking like this. We were in the Midwest making the surfer lingo sound even more stupid.
I did, however, like the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Go figure. popculture