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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"!!!
WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50'S 

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

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6 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

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

 

I can't believe that I remembered all of those words and phrases..............pretty cool!!!!!

 

See you all at the submarine races!!!!!

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A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency where social workers raise doubts about their suitability.
The couple produce photos of their 30-foot motor home,which is clean, well maintained, and equipped with a beautiful nursery.
The social workers raise concerns about the education the child would receive while in the couple's care. "We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects, along with French, Mandarin, and computing skills," they’re told.
Then the social workers express concern about a child being raised in a circus environment.
"The child will be surrounded by family, but we’ve also retained a nanny who’s a certified expert in pediatric care, welfare, and diet."
The social workers are finally satisfied and ask, "What age child are you ideally hoping to adopt?"
"Doesn't really matter, as long as he fits into the cannon..."

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21 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!
 
 
 

 Try it with the letter u - murgatroyd.  It'll google right up!

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