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I guess "icebox cake" may never go out of style, mainly because I can't imagine anyone wanting to call it a "refrigerator cake".

I can still remember the day we gave up our icebox for a refrigerator. It was about 1951 and I was 12 years old and it was a used one as my uncle was moving and there was a newer one where he was going, but what a change it was. I missed seeing the iceman but not having to empty the pan underneath it.

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Stomps foot, crosses arms, yells NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

 

I refuse to let go of antiquated words. I will not do it. Waaaaaaaaa.

 

I'll sell the 40 year old dinnerware; I'll (eventually) dispurse my 50-100 (EDIT: that's years old, rather than volume of) book collection. I'll even sell that antique Chinese chair picked up for a song at a garage sale decades ago ... but you cannot have my antiquated vocabulary. That goes with me to my grave.

 

Smiley Happy Thanks, I'm better now.

 

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@AARPTeri - It's interesting when a word or expression still exist, although the underlying components don't. Good example of that is an "icebox cake" .. when no one uses "iceboxes" anymore.


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@AARPTeri wrote:

There are a lot of words that you rarely hear any more.  My mom used the word dungarees - and her grandchildren asked what is that.  It made me realize there are a lot of words we don't use any more.

Here are a few....  add your's to the list.

 

kibosh

padiddle

pinning for someone

horsefeathers...

 


 

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BlueSky90, from what I am hearing they are starting to do away with teaching children cursive/script. I have been wondering how they will learn to write their signature. Maybe we will go backwards and start using an "X" again.

They may not have to use an "X" either; any system where they might have to sign, will eventually allow for a scanned thumb print instead!


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This morning I am sitting here laughing at myself. I just reread your post referring to 'britches' and realized I misread it at the time I replied to you. I hope you at least got a smile out of it.

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BlueSky90, from what I am hearing they are starting to do away with teaching children cursive/script. I have been wondering how they will learn to write their signature. Maybe we will go backwards and start using an "X" again.

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Few say "icebox."  They're not "curtains," they're "drapes."  It used to be "couch/divan" but now is a "sofa" or "theater seating."  "Tennis shoes" are "kicks."  "Typewriters" are now "keyboards."  A "mimeograph" is a "printer."  Nobody is "crazy" anymore but, instead, they're "disturbed."  We learned "cursive" but it's now "script" - if it's taught at all!  A "thingamabob" is now a "thingy."  The "wireless" used to refer to a "radio," not your computer hookup.  A "picture show" is now the "theater" or "cinema." 

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Britches ( which my husband still uses) smart as a whip.doctored up,

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I never heard that the word britches meant smart as a whip. I am laughing because when my grandpa got excited or maybe a little peeved about something my grandmother would say "keep your britches on pa". The word britches referred to his pants.

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I have heard of all the words and phrases mentioned here but since I have passed 3/4 of a century and my mom passed away in 2013 at the age of 94 I imagine that has a lot to do with it. 

 

A couple not mentioned here that I have used frequently are;

Waste not Want not...

Pay back's a b..ch

 

(the second one I don't remember ever hearing my mom use but I have used it and I don't know when it came into existence or where I picked it up).

 

 

 

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