The kids with long hair. Only jean jackets in winter. Smelled like cigarettes and weed. Into heavy metal. The dudes and dudettes that everyone else considered a lost cause. (Not that they're bad or unworthy people. Perhaps you are one of them.) To us they were referred to as "speds" or "burnouts". A more arty/alternative version of them were known as "shockfags". I've lived in different regions and I've noticed there are different terms for them. Many people have never heard of the terms I mentioned above. Maybe it was pure northwest Ohio slang. I wonder what exactly a "sped" is.