Common phrases which are disappearing during my lifetime

by TerryWalstrom 18 Replies latest jw friends

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    I agree with _Morpheus, the tech behind the phrases may be outdated but the sayings remain.

    Another one I hear all the time is "tape" in regards to recording audio and/or video, even though most everybody uses flash memory, not tape.

  • sparky1

    "The entomology may be lost on the younger generation..." - _Morpheus

    You may be correct. I can't remember the last time I heard a young person say: 'Don't bug me, man!'

  • scary21

    My grandfather taking to my sis and I " Are you girls going to the beer garden AGAIN "

    He also said " oh horse feathers "

  • Bangalore

    Stop The Presses.

  • NewYork44M

    My favorite term from my father was "that and a dime will buy you a cup of coffee."

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    On the flip side (another old term) we still say some expressions even though they don't apply as much anymore such as:

    • "Luggage" even though our suitcases have wheels on them
    • "Clockwise and Counterclockwise" even though most clocks are digital now.
    • Cc: (carbon copy) even though we don't use carbon paper anymore.
    • We still say "post something on a message board" even though the post office isn't involved nor is there an actual bulletin board.
    • We say web page even though there isn't a sheet of paper
    • Starting over with a clean slate even though no one uses chalkboards
    • We still say "step on the gas" even if we're driving a electric car.
  • Sliced

    I love idioms and other such phrases... they do not have to die, just reinvent them.

  • _Morpheus

    😂😂 auto correct got me and i wasnt paying the least bit of attention... i of course meant “etymology”

  • zeb

    Of my older generation;

    Well, I'll be a monkeys uncle.

    (and of something a long way a way) its.."out near the black stump".

    and of some one who is "not the brightest globe in the box" or for the same.."is a kangaroo loose in the top paddock".

    sadly these colours of language are lost today where people and esp the young are repeating tv speak.

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