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  1. 13 hours ago, centurycruiser said:
    fun memories - if you're old enough !
    Mergatroyd!     Do you remember that word?  Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd?  Heavens to Mergatroyd!
    The other day a not so elderly (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a  Jalopy;  and he looked at her quizzically and said, "What the heck is a Jalopy?"  He had never heard of the word jalopy!  She knew she was old ... But not that old.
    Well, I hope you are  Hunky Dory  after you read this and chuckle.
    About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.  These phrases included:   Don't touch that dial; Carbon copy; You sound like a broken record; and Hung out to dry.
    Back in the olden days we had a lot of  moxie .  We'd put on  our best bib and tucker ,  to   straighten up and fly right.
    Heavens to Betsy!   Gee whillikers!     Jumping Jehoshaphat!   Holy Moley!
    We were  in like Flynn  and  living the life of Riley   ; and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a  knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.    Not for all the tea in China!
    Back in the olden days, life used to be  swell,  but when's the last time anything was swell?   Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and pedal pushers.
    Oh, my aching back!   Kilroy was here,  but he isn't anymore.
    We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say,  "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle!"   Or,  "This is a fine kettle of fish!"  We discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.
    Poof,  go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind.  We blink, and they're gone.  Where have all those great phrases gone?
    Long gone:   Pshaw,    The milkman did it.   Hey! It's your nickel.    Don't forget to pull the chain.   Knee high to a grasshopper   Well, Fiddlesticks!   Going like sixty.   I'll see you in the funny papers.   Don't take any wooden nickels.   Wake up and smell the roses.
    It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than  Carter has liver pills.   This can be disturbing stuff!   (Carter's Little Liver Pills are gone too!)
    Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth.
    See ya later, alligator!   Okidoki.
    You'll notice they left out  "Monkey Business"!!!

    I have way too much time on my hands. 
    I can’t believe I read the whole thing!

  2. 20 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:
    A couple are at the airport in Phoenix, awaiting their flight. They are dressed in heavy boots, parka, scarf, mittens, and all ready to head home to the Canadian winter.
    An older American couple standing nearby, are intrigued by their manner of dress. The wife says to her husband, "Look at that couple. I wonder where they're from?"
    He replies, "How would I know?"
    She counters, "You could go and ask them."
    He says, "I don't really care. You want to know, you go ask them."
    She decides to do just that, walks over to the couple and asks, "Excuse me. I’ve been noticing the way you're dressed and I wonder where you're from?"
    The Canadian farmer replies, "Saskatoon, Saskatchewan".
    The woman returns to her husband who asks, "So, where are they from?"
    She replies, "I don't know. They don't speak English."

    It really did make me crack up. 
    A lovely break from all the last minute stuff!


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