Legendary Anchorman Dan Rather Tries To Decode Today's Internet Slang
May 29, 2015
The 83-year-old newsman recently sat down with Buzzfeed to learn the meaning of slang terms like "on fleek," "bae" and "dadbod." He even added his own contribution, the "granddad-bod," which is apparently a step worse than the dadbod.
Though he may not know today's slang, he's no stranger to contributing to popular expression. Rather was known for his colorful use of expressions when describing election races, giving rise to several memorable "Ratherisms" such as "This race is shakier than cafeteria Jell-O" and "Things are getting hotter than a Times Square Rolex."
Broadcasting legend and journalistic icon Dan Rather spent 43 years reporting the news for CBS. He earned seven Peabody awards and a Paul White lifetime achievement award, all while becoming a household name. Unfortunately, as this video proves, once you pass a certain age, even the best journalism skills won't help you stay in touch with today's slang.