How to sound old in five words or less.
Today I asked a young waitress, "Do you guys take plastic?" and she got very confused. I apologized and said, "I meant, 'Do you have utensils for the take out.'" She probably thought I'd had a mild stroke.
Are there any phrases you use that are out of date, e.g. "taping a show" or "I'm going to go spend a penny"
|by Anonymous||reply 472||December 11, 2023 1:13 AM
I say “Egad!” when I’m exasperated.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 12, 2023 4:40 PM
Answer the party line, quick!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 12, 2023 4:42 PM
[quote] Today I asked a young waitress, "Do you guys take plastic?" and she got very confused. I apologized and said, "I meant, 'Do you have utensils for the take out.'"
I thought "taking plastic" meant - do you accept credit card (payments). Not: do you give out plastic utensils.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 12, 2023 4:43 PM
OP - take plastic was an older term for taking credit cards in many areas.
"Roll down your window" "Hang up the phone" "Turn the channel"
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 12, 2023 4:43 PM
Next time, strike a match!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 12, 2023 4:43 PM
[quote]"Do you guys take plastic?"
I think most people would associate that with taking credit cards
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 12, 2023 4:44 PM
Was also going to mention that it means credit card but others have already done so.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 12, 2023 4:44 PM
I remember my aunt referring to her credit car for Lord and Taylor as a charge plate. It was metal.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||November 12, 2023 4:46 PM
[quote] her credit car
She hadn't paid it in full?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 12, 2023 4:48 PM
Please turn on the Victrola.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 12, 2023 4:50 PM
No feet on the Davenport!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 12, 2023 4:51 PM
Tests were on ditto sheets.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 12, 2023 4:52 PM
Dial MUrray Hill five oh one five nine.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 12, 2023 4:53 PM
Hello, please, thanks, no problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 12, 2023 4:53 PM
What book are you reading?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 12, 2023 4:54 PM
You’re welcome. You’re very welcome.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 12, 2023 4:54 PM
Uh-oh, I spilled Oleo on my slacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 12, 2023 4:55 PM
Insurance adjuster was over inspecting a claim the other day. He wanted to make sure we “were okay with him videotaping the scene.”
With his iPhone.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 12, 2023 4:56 PM
"Do you have any Aramis cologne?". Me asking the utterly confused diverse gender neutral sales person ( aka Yas Queen) at the Macy's men's fragrance counter.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 12, 2023 4:59 PM
Use the DL search function.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||November 12, 2023 5:04 PM
I was unclear.
I was asking if the restaurant accepted credit cards, but no one under 50 asks that or probably even knows what that means.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||November 12, 2023 5:16 PM
Going to the picture show!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 12, 2023 5:22 PM
Wait - i have some coupons!
Can i please get a rain check*?
*Rain check: when a store was out of something, you filled out a paper with your name and number and you'd be called when the item was back in stock. Yes, really.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 12, 2023 5:27 PM
I dunno. Does Gen Z still call each other dorks?
And does Gen Z still "cruise"?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 12, 2023 5:27 PM
“Fill’re with high test.”
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 12, 2023 5:41 PM
Church was crowded today.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 12, 2023 6:05 PM
Op in your case words aren’t necessary
|by Anonymous||reply 37||November 12, 2023 6:10 PM
"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" never gets a knowing nod in return anymore
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 12, 2023 6:12 PM
“I know the score” or “she didn’t really know the score”
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 12, 2023 6:13 PM
Op that is not what the expression means
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 12, 2023 6:16 PM
I was talking with a server at dinner last night and asked her , “Are you too young to know Buffy the Vampire Slayer?”
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 12, 2023 6:17 PM
When I was a lad we had the Star Wars and it was WONDERFUL
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 12, 2023 6:19 PM
R29 formal request for thread closure
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 12, 2023 6:59 PM
Do you have brewed decaf?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 12, 2023 8:00 PM
would you care for Sanka?^^
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 12, 2023 8:01 PM
I can’t work my stupid phone!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 12, 2023 8:02 PM
Getting recording artists' names wrong (e.g. The Aphex Twins, Doja Cats).
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 12, 2023 8:07 PM
Pulling up to the self serve gasoline station and saying loudly
FILLER UP WITH REGULAR
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 12, 2023 8:09 PM
“Do you smoke marijuana cigarettes?”
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 12, 2023 8:10 PM
I'll have the diet plate.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||November 12, 2023 8:11 PM
How do you say “roll the window down/up” nowadays?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||November 12, 2023 8:12 PM
Calling the television you or anyone owns now a "color" tv. I accidentally did that once in the 90s. I knew it sounded weird the second the words left my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||November 12, 2023 8:12 PM
Her friends are ORIENTAL.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||November 12, 2023 8:16 PM
She's friends with those DARKIES.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||November 12, 2023 8:17 PM
Lifetime is television for BROADS.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||November 12, 2023 8:18 PM
"I've got a gift certificate" (I had to learn to say gift CARD)
|by Anonymous||reply 73||November 12, 2023 8:23 PM
I've always liked WALL TO WALL carpeting.
Sue me- I did it five words or more.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||November 12, 2023 8:24 PM
Trick or treat for UNICEF!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||November 12, 2023 8:25 PM
We're having MEATLOAF for dinner.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||November 12, 2023 8:26 PM
I can't find my POCKETBOOK.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||November 12, 2023 8:26 PM
"I'm going to Thrifty's" (my Mom still says this even though Meijer hasn't gone by the name Thrifty Acres in 40+ years)
|by Anonymous||reply 80||November 12, 2023 8:27 PM
Got it at the Five & Dime
|by Anonymous||reply 88||November 12, 2023 8:35 PM
she's got the Slimmer's Disease
|by Anonymous||reply 90||November 12, 2023 8:36 PM
"Better learn your math, you won't be able to carry a calculator around all the time"
|by Anonymous||reply 91||November 12, 2023 8:40 PM
“Less filling. Tastes great.”
|by Anonymous||reply 93||November 12, 2023 8:44 PM
Particularly at this time of the year: "Do you have 'Lay-Away?"
Once upon a time, banks offered Christmas Club savings accounts, where you'd make deposits during the year specifically for holiday gift buying.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||November 12, 2023 8:45 PM
I put stuff on layaway at KMart and other discount department stores (Ames, Hills) in the 90s all the time. Up until a few years ago, i believe Wal-Mart still accepted layaway as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||November 12, 2023 8:50 PM
Let's not mistake good manners for sounding old.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||November 12, 2023 8:51 PM
"Hold the Phone!" when asking a subject to cease in an action
|by Anonymous||reply 97||November 12, 2023 8:52 PM
I'll take the Sunday paper.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||November 12, 2023 9:00 PM
Here's a dime for the payphone
|by Anonymous||reply 101||November 12, 2023 9:19 PM
As a hairdresser, I get flummoxed every time we are in mixed company and my mom calls me a “beautician”.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||November 12, 2023 9:25 PM
Live via Satellite! While watching Miss Universe of course,
|by Anonymous||reply 103||November 12, 2023 9:26 PM
"Get a horse."
"That and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee."
|by Anonymous||reply 106||November 12, 2023 9:59 PM
OP sounds like an idiot.
I 'm old and would have no idea what he was talking about either except taking credit cards.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||November 12, 2023 10:03 PM
Call my service for messages.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||November 12, 2023 10:09 PM
[quote]Can I please get a rain check*?
Rain Checks are still issued in my supermarket (Safeway). My neighbor has rain checks from more than five years ago that are still honored. She got a rain check for frozen turkey at $.59 a pound, which was honored for a 20lb turkey at $2.69 a pound. The manager at Safeway knows her by sight!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||November 12, 2023 10:10 PM
Were you born in a barn? (close the door).
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 12, 2023 10:16 PM
Reposition the rabbit ears!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||November 12, 2023 10:59 PM
I can't find the Clicker!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 12, 2023 11:05 PM
I was talking with my students about a particular subject, which included returning to the original premise. I said anyone know what mean by “ ET phone home” ?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||November 12, 2023 11:29 PM
[quote]Here's a dime for the payphone
Or just “payphone”.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 12, 2023 11:38 PM
What the fuck are you going on about, OP? Start an EST clearly. Don't fucked up it with a switcheroo on expressions.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 12, 2023 11:52 PM
Have you checked the carburetor?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 12, 2023 11:52 PM
Do you fry with lard or crisco?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 12, 2023 11:54 PM
attend college in New Haven
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 12, 2023 11:58 PM
It’s a quarter after five.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||November 12, 2023 11:59 PM
I don’t need the ignition key, I need the key to unlock the door.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||November 12, 2023 11:59 PM
I had to explain to a high school (!!) student that quarter to 3 was 2:45
|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 13, 2023 12:00 AM
I've gotta check the machine.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||November 13, 2023 12:01 AM
Shave and a haircut, two bits.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||November 13, 2023 12:02 AM
One pound of “hamburger” please.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 13, 2023 12:06 AM
I agree completely with R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 13, 2023 12:07 AM
I watched a good picture last night.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||November 13, 2023 12:08 AM
My mother would always say, “We’re going to the show” when they were going out to a movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 13, 2023 12:10 AM
Tsk, tsk Greg. it was already offered at r50.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 13, 2023 12:12 AM
Be nice R140. I haven't brought up the "darkies" replies that appeared after my "coloreds" one because they obviously don't have a decent education or time to read every response. Even that Gerg person.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 13, 2023 12:17 AM
r141 "darkies" and "coloreds" are different words and phrases (though the meaning is the same). They both infer a different time and different place. Coloreds was mostly Southern and more around the 50s/60s. Darkies was a bit more...widespread, and I heard it in the Buffalo area in the fucking 90s still.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 13, 2023 12:21 AM
I was once on a service trip with high school students and overheard one of them say:
“I just found out why we say someone drank the Kool-Aid. Apparently there was a cult and the cult leader convinced everyone in the cult to drink poisoned Kool-Aid and they all died.”
The other students said, “Really?”
I was very surprised they didn’t know the truth behind the idiom.
As an aside, the drink that was used in the Jonestown massacre was the brand Flavor Aid, NOT Kool-Aid.
Large barrels filled with the grape variety of Flavor Aid laced with cyanide and a variety of tranquillizer drugs, were found half-consumed amidst the hundreds of bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 13, 2023 12:22 AM
Eh, R12 -- I've had quite a number of younger men ask me if I've checked the carburetor on my motorcycle.
Yeah, there are some motorcycles still made with carburetors (I just read 5%), but they tend to be small dirt bikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||November 13, 2023 12:23 AM
Please pahss the All Fruit.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 13, 2023 12:28 AM
Don't you have any Sweet-N-Low??
|by Anonymous||reply 149||November 13, 2023 12:30 AM
Some of you oldsters do not understand word count.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||November 13, 2023 12:35 AM
He’s light in his loafers.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||November 13, 2023 12:46 AM
Keys are on the chiffonnette !!
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 13, 2023 12:47 AM
He’s not the marrying kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 13, 2023 12:47 AM
Nightly BICENTENNIAL MINUTES.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||November 13, 2023 12:48 AM
[quote] Keys are on the chiffonnette !!
I think you meant "chifferobe."
|by Anonymous||reply 160||November 13, 2023 12:49 AM
"Do you CARRY this brand?!"
|by Anonymous||reply 162||November 13, 2023 12:52 AM
A few years ago my neighborhood was experiencing extended power outages during the winter. I went into Walmart and asked where the transistor radios were. The faces were blank - no idea. Anyway - they had them. For under $20 a nice little transistor radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||November 13, 2023 12:53 AM
ElderLez/R161. You're alive! Someone was spreading a rumor you had died of cancer in another thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||November 13, 2023 12:59 AM
Go buy me some cigarettes.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 13, 2023 1:32 AM
Rumors of my demise were exaggerated.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||November 13, 2023 1:41 AM
R160 quite right…autocorrect error
|by Anonymous||reply 171||November 13, 2023 1:48 AM
I say, “Holy Cow” or “Holy Mackerel”.
AFAIK, no one in my family or friend groups says either so I’m not sure where/how I picked them up.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||November 13, 2023 2:07 AM
NPO, hi there! I also say "Holy Cow," and "Holy Mackerel," mainly at work or in public places. Glad to know I'm in your good company. Sometimes, I'll bring out that old standby, "Hellsbells." That always leaves the youngsters scratching their heads.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||November 13, 2023 2:27 AM
I need to pay the light bill.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||November 13, 2023 2:30 AM
Holy cats! is my go-to.
The Schwann Guy comes today.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||November 13, 2023 2:33 AM
I like this MOTION PICTURE
|by Anonymous||reply 177||November 13, 2023 3:07 AM
I would like some REFRESHMENTS
|by Anonymous||reply 178||November 13, 2023 3:08 AM
"You're welcome. It's my pleasure."
|by Anonymous||reply 183||November 13, 2023 3:15 AM
r184: how sweet, thank you!
|by Anonymous||reply 186||November 13, 2023 3:21 AM
I forgot to pack my camera
|by Anonymous||reply 187||November 13, 2023 3:22 AM
Be choosy choose geniune BELL.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||November 13, 2023 3:32 AM
It takes every ounce of my being to refrain from calling a dance club a “disco.”
And the phrase, “every ounce of my being” probably qualifies as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||November 13, 2023 3:37 AM
Would you tape the show for me?
I need a xerox copy — horrors to not say photocopy
I admit. I did ask someone in the post office if they still sold aerogrammes…. Looked at me like I’m from outer space
Or… asking someone for a pen ( another horror) oh just take a picture
|by Anonymous||reply 193||November 13, 2023 3:49 AM
Let’s go to the discotheque.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||November 13, 2023 3:50 AM
I have to hang up. (American)
I must ring off. (British)
|by Anonymous||reply 196||November 13, 2023 3:53 AM
Just Fruit Cocktail for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||November 13, 2023 3:59 AM
R192- Greg please talk proper English. It’s Greg’s Mother not Greg’s MOM.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||November 13, 2023 4:02 AM
r200, there's nothing wrong with Greg referring to his mother as his mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||November 13, 2023 4:21 AM
R202- It's simply improper English.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||November 13, 2023 4:25 AM
[quote] Greg please talk proper English. It’s Greg’s Mother not Greg’s MOM.
And referring to your mom as if her name is “Mother”. Creepy as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||November 13, 2023 4:50 AM
What's wrong with "Mother"?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||November 13, 2023 4:55 AM
Dialing rotary phone with pencil ✏️
|by Anonymous||reply 206||November 13, 2023 5:34 AM
They're still around, R207.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||November 13, 2023 6:15 AM
"I bought with S & H Green Stamps."
My mom loved her stamps.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||November 13, 2023 6:50 AM
^with marijuana or from the toilet?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||November 13, 2023 8:12 AM
“Gypped” or “gypsy” will get you in big trouble with woke youth.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||November 13, 2023 8:19 AM
I’m going to the five and dime. In Beverly Hills, ontra cafeteria .
|by Anonymous||reply 215||November 13, 2023 9:24 AM
Can you xerox this for me
|by Anonymous||reply 216||November 13, 2023 9:35 AM
R17, I hate it when I say “thanks” and a youngster answers with “no problem”.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||November 13, 2023 10:00 AM
R217 it’s not just youngsters who say that, in my experience. It’s really caught on with many generations, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||November 13, 2023 12:15 PM
R9 Abraham and Straus had a small charge plate attached to my mom's key chain.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||November 13, 2023 12:57 PM
[quote]I hate it when I say “thanks” and a youngster answers with “no problem”.
Why? It’s synonymous with “you’re welcome.”
|by Anonymous||reply 223||November 13, 2023 12:57 PM
When a barista poured the last amount of milk in the cup, I said "Good to the last drop." She had no reaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||November 13, 2023 12:58 PM
R223 is an idiot who cannot differentiate between a response that LITERALLY focuses on a thanked act as not being a "problem" and a response that is assuring and polite.
"De nada" and other iterations of "It was nothing" mean something entirely different than does "no problem." "No problem" was an invention of shits and has caught on because shits are proliferating. An unwillingness to discern the meanings and conventions of language, even as language changes, shows the same kind of peevish self-regard that makes "no problem" offensive.
"I am right to be rude and am fine with being rude" is their creed. "Idiot" is a compliment compared to the more-likely alternative.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||November 13, 2023 1:25 PM
TikTok? [or Instagram] What for?
|by Anonymous||reply 226||November 13, 2023 1:34 PM
No R222. It is passive aggressive. It means: “You dared to bother me with your request but I declare it not a problem”.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||November 13, 2023 1:39 PM
He’s as dull as dishwater.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||November 13, 2023 1:48 PM
Christopher Reeve - the real Superman.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||November 13, 2023 1:51 PM
Shoes off the counterpane.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||November 13, 2023 2:02 PM
Oh, my stars and garters!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 234||November 13, 2023 2:06 PM
What is your source
Do you have any data
Is there any actual proof.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||November 13, 2023 2:06 PM
R225 wants to feel angry for no reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||November 13, 2023 2:06 PM
[quote]I hate it when I say “thanks” and a youngster answers with “no problem”.
[quote]Why? It’s synonymous with “you’re welcome.”
I am an eldergay and agree with r223. The meaning and intention is the same. R225 ought to switch to decaf.
The latest thing I'm hearing from the young is:
"I appreciate you", which is cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||November 13, 2023 2:07 PM
My dad was like Archie Bunker
I said that to a medical PA asking questions about my health. Trying to explain he was very sedentary. Then I realize the PA who was probably 35 didn't laugh, didn't get the joke he didn't know who Archie Bunker was. Probably thinks I was talking about my neighbor.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||November 13, 2023 2:07 PM
“Writing’s a coffee lover’s dream!”
|by Anonymous||reply 241||November 13, 2023 2:12 PM
Where's my car cassette player?
|by Anonymous||reply 244||November 13, 2023 2:29 PM
My aunt gave me 1 year use of her Brooks Brothers account for my college graduation. 1980s. There was no card, just "charge it to Mrs. _________". I was very grateful but I would have preferred Paul Stuart, Chipp, or even Saks. I also wasn't sure how much I could charge so I kept it very reasonable.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||November 13, 2023 2:37 PM
The tests are back that does not seem to be an infected pimple in your ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||November 13, 2023 2:44 PM
Perrier is still around - at least in the Mid-Atlantic and NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||November 13, 2023 3:11 PM
[quote] I was once on a service trip with high school students
Holy Cow! You’re allowed around high school students?!
|by Anonymous||reply 252||November 13, 2023 3:49 PM
Slap on....Slap off !!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||November 13, 2023 3:55 PM
[quote] I am an eldergay and agree with [R223]. The meaning and intention is the same. [R225] ought to switch to decaf.
[quote] The latest thing I'm hearing from the young is: "I appreciate you", which is cute.
I am with R225. Even if the meaning and intention are the same, that’s only because society has allowed “No problem” to evolve. I make a point to say “You’re welcome” as much as I can because it not only acknowledges the effort I made to do something for someone else, but the fact they recognized it and appreciated it enough to thank me in return.
I don’t hear “I appreciate you” as much as I hear “‘Preciate you!” namely from MSNBC anchors of a certain type and their fanboys like Ari Melber. Whenever I’ve tried it, the phrase sounds foreign the minute it escapes my lips and I feel like a poser.
And that’s my next entry to this thread, in five words or less… “I feel like a poser”.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||November 13, 2023 3:56 PM
^^^^^sorry (autocorrect error) should be "Clap on....Clap off!!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 255||November 13, 2023 3:56 PM
I love my chain smoking! 🚬
|by Anonymous||reply 256||November 13, 2023 4:29 PM
I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea!
|by Anonymous||reply 257||November 13, 2023 5:04 PM
Say anything in a Trans-Atlantic accent and you sound old
|by Anonymous||reply 259||November 13, 2023 5:09 PM
Turkey with all the fixins.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||November 13, 2023 6:41 PM
Early Bird Special, please!
|by Anonymous||reply 263||November 13, 2023 6:45 PM
[quote] My dad was like Archie Bunker. I said that to a medical PA asking questions about my health. Trying to explain he was very sedentary.
Why would you use Archie Bunker as an example of somebody being sedentary? Even if he got the reference, the most logical deduction would be that your dad was a loudmouthed racist. That was Archie's most salient character trait.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||November 13, 2023 6:49 PM
Does anyone have any one have any White Out?
|by Anonymous||reply 265||November 13, 2023 6:53 PM
I’m traveling to the coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||November 13, 2023 7:22 PM
On vacation I use SUNTAN 🧴 lotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||November 13, 2023 7:35 PM
I drive a tan Mercury Grand Marquis with cloth seats.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||November 13, 2023 7:57 PM
[quote] Does anyone have any one have any White Out?
|by Anonymous||reply 272||November 13, 2023 8:02 PM
Enjoy this fine, corinthian leather
|by Anonymous||reply 273||November 13, 2023 8:23 PM
Why would you say, “Do you guys take plastic?” if you wanted plastic cutlery? You’re the one who wants to “take plastic,” not them.
Could this be a Natasha trying to translate and old phrase she came across?
“Vat is “take plastic”? Vy dey say dis?”
|by Anonymous||reply 275||November 13, 2023 9:10 PM
I recently said to a young gayling, "Honey, get off your soapbox!"
|by Anonymous||reply 276||November 13, 2023 9:52 PM
A few years ago, a friend and I were in a store and there was a 6 year old girl singing to herself. My friend said,"I'm going to buy your first album when it comes out!" When we left the store I told my friend that the girl probably has no idea what an album is.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||November 13, 2023 10:04 PM
Years ago I was in a dentists office and the tech said she’d clean my teeth. She came at me with the drill thingy and I said, “Is it safe?”
And she said, “Oh yes, of course it is! I do this every day.”
I sheepishly explained to her that it was a famous line from a movie where a man gets tortured with a dentist drill by Sir Laurence Olivier and she said, “Who?”
I said, “He tortures Dustin Hoffman.”
“Who’s Dustin Hoffman?”
I guess it was in the early 2000s, so my bad. It was a really old movie by that time,
|by Anonymous||reply 280||November 13, 2023 10:10 PM
I’m going to the beauty parlor.
Took me years to force myself to say “hair salon.”
|by Anonymous||reply 281||November 13, 2023 10:11 PM
“Pizza parlor” was another one.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||November 13, 2023 10:12 PM
R163 you reminded me of best transistor radio I ever had. Bought one for everyone in my family in 1980s. Had a little kickstand in the back but it had a blue band in the US, not a red band. Took it with me the day of the first WTC attack in 1993. Stuck it in my pocket, went to my doctor appointment (downtown NYC) and said, “Can I turn this on? There’s been a bombing at WTC,” and the whole office went “WHAT!?”
Doctors waiting rooms used to be packed in those days. No phones or computers to notify anyone what was going on back then. We listened to WCBS News Radio give instructions to people who were calling the radio station from inside WTC to find out what was happening.
Eight years later was a very different situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||November 13, 2023 10:36 PM
R283 also listened to WCBS on a transistor radio for hours on 9/11, but at work.
Back to the task: Year 2000 compliance term
|by Anonymous||reply 284||November 13, 2023 10:40 PM
[quote] Dial MUrray Hill five oh one five nine.
I only knew Murray Hill Seven - Seven five hundred.
That’s Murray Hill Seven- Seven five hundred.
Operators are standing by to take your call!
|by Anonymous||reply 286||November 13, 2023 10:43 PM
Now you're cooking with gas!
|by Anonymous||reply 287||November 13, 2023 10:44 PM
Ancient Chinese secret, huh?
|by Anonymous||reply 290||November 13, 2023 11:01 PM
Greeting a Native American by saying, “How.”
|by Anonymous||reply 291||November 13, 2023 11:09 PM
Where are all the ashtrays?
|by Anonymous||reply 293||November 14, 2023 12:32 AM
R281- You go to the Beauty Parlor
Are you a DRAG QUEEN?
|by Anonymous||reply 295||November 14, 2023 12:49 AM
I'm not getting a dialtone.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||November 14, 2023 12:53 AM
There's nothing on tv tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||November 14, 2023 12:56 AM
Let's go bowling tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||November 14, 2023 12:58 AM
i'm washing my hair tonight...
|by Anonymous||reply 304||November 14, 2023 1:11 AM
I’m waiting until marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||November 14, 2023 1:16 AM
R 223: no problem is NOT synonymous with your welcome . When I hear it I think … problem .. is there a problem here ?… I just thanked you for the coffee , whatever and you say it is not a problem . Why would I have a problem idiot? You’re serving me it’s your fucking job.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||November 14, 2023 4:53 AM
R 223: no problem is NOT synonymous with your welcome . When I hear it I think … problem .. is there a problem here ?… I just thanked you for the coffee , whatever and you say it is not a problem . Why would I have a problem idiot? You’re serving me it’s your fucking job.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||November 14, 2023 4:53 AM
When I was in college we registered for classes by “ visiting the computer .” No shit. UCLA Kerkoff Hall. Folding chairs assembled in a huge room. We sat and waited til we were called and walked behind the divider to visit the computer ,
Those were the days . I’m really old but I enjoyed my life maybe . I saw Neil young and Elton john in Royce hall for $2.50.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||November 14, 2023 4:57 AM
It's mainly service people who say "no problem." It just seems churlish and downright miserable to be so offended by that. Obviously, they've performed to your satisfaction - such that you've said, "Thank you." Now, you want to dictate the response? GTFO.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||November 14, 2023 5:03 AM
Who goes downtown? It’s dangerous!
|by Anonymous||reply 318||November 14, 2023 5:23 AM
[quote]R 223: no problem is NOT synonymous with your welcome . When I hear it I think … problem .. is there a problem here ?… I just thanked you for the coffee , whatever and you say it is not a problem . Why would I have a problem idiot? You’re serving me it’s your fucking job.
[quote]—Hot coffee in your face — that’s the oro
You and r225 sound like rage-filled psychopaths, r312. Calling people "idiots" over something as ridiculous and inconsequential as language? Hot coffee in someone's face over language? Are you insane?
...and WTF is an "oro"?
|by Anonymous||reply 319||November 14, 2023 10:37 AM
[quote]Why would you use Archie Bunker as an example of somebody being sedentary?
Because Archie lived in a relining char. There were even episodes about not sitting in Archie's chair. It wasn't all about racism. Your memory has faded.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||November 14, 2023 10:42 AM
[quote]Your memory has faded.
I think maybe yours has, r320. It was mostly about racism. That is absolutely the thing people remember about Archie Bunker.
Archie didn't "live in a relining char [sic]". That's where he spent his evenings. He worked every day and was fairly active.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||November 14, 2023 11:05 AM
R319 doesn't know what a psychopath is (Oh. dear.) and thinks that language is "ridiculous and inconsquential." (Oh, dear.)
She's the kind of twat who expects to be congratulated for her errors.
OK. Congratulations, idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||November 14, 2023 12:30 PM
Archie also sat on the terlet quite a bit.
Back to the task: The main frame is down.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||November 14, 2023 12:34 PM
If you're going to "oh, dear" me, darling, you could at least quote me properly, r322.
Also, "idiot", again? You could be a tad more varied and inventive with your insults. Just a suggestion. Also, please explain what "that's the oro" means, and why do think it's ok to throw hot coffee at someone?
[quote]Archie also sat on the terlet quite a bit.
Lol, true, ElderLez...the point remains that Archie was better known for his racism than for his sedentary and terlet habits. I am also still trying to reconcile OP's "Do you take plastic?" with wanting plastic take out utensils.
...maybe I'm too old.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||November 14, 2023 12:45 PM
[quote]Why would you say, “Do you guys take plastic?” if you wanted plastic cutlery? You’re the one who wants to “take plastic,” not them.
That poster has probably been confusing waitstaff for a good 50 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||November 14, 2023 1:06 PM
My favorite cheese 🧀 is Wine Cheddar.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||November 14, 2023 1:34 PM
Archie was a bigot first and foremost for sure; especially in the early years of the show, Stargazer.
A run in my nylons
|by Anonymous||reply 327||November 14, 2023 1:37 PM
[quote] Archie was better known for his racism than for his sedentary and terlet habits.
Yes, but THE CHAIR was a running thing in dozens of episodes. Someone even did a countdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||November 14, 2023 1:55 PM
Put the frozen lima beans in the ice box
|by Anonymous||reply 329||November 14, 2023 2:39 PM
Long distance is so expensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||November 14, 2023 2:54 PM
My Filofax keeps me organized.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||November 14, 2023 3:06 PM
You a sound like a broken phonograph record.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||November 14, 2023 3:18 PM
I'll pay extra for Airmail.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||November 14, 2023 3:42 PM
"I'm sending it Special Delivery."
|by Anonymous||reply 335||November 14, 2023 4:34 PM
I’m on the worldwide web!
|by Anonymous||reply 336||November 14, 2023 4:41 PM
Actually, you might be right.
|by Anonymous||reply 337||November 14, 2023 4:44 PM
I'd like to make a collect call please
|by Anonymous||reply 338||November 14, 2023 7:36 PM
Madge, I’m soaking in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||November 14, 2023 7:41 PM
The Men's Hats department, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||November 14, 2023 7:52 PM
i have a 33.6 kbps fax/modem!
|by Anonymous||reply 346||November 15, 2023 4:12 AM
The isinglass curtains are shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||November 15, 2023 6:42 AM
Roll down the awning, Frank!
|by Anonymous||reply 348||November 15, 2023 6:46 AM
Saying do you remember the episode where…
I Love Lucy Benson Flintstones Jetson’s
|by Anonymous||reply 349||November 15, 2023 7:07 AM
It comes with bucket seats.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||November 15, 2023 7:22 AM
I’m reading Barbra Streisand’s memoir.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||November 15, 2023 12:30 PM
I'm sweatin to the oldies
|by Anonymous||reply 354||November 15, 2023 12:42 PM
Leave the milkman a note.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||November 16, 2023 9:45 AM
Blue rinse with violet touches
|by Anonymous||reply 361||November 16, 2023 9:48 AM
[quote]When a barista poured the last amount of milk in the cup, I said "Good to the last drop." She had no reaction.
R224, are you my mother? The older she became and the more addled her brain, the more she reverted to this sort of shit, making little jokes with restaurant staff not 1/4 her age and expecting that they would remember jingles and slogans and catch-phrases from the 1930s and 1940s. She thought they were being uppity for not laughing like jackals for not understanding her antiquated references (and would not leave them that dime tip she had had in mind.)
|by Anonymous||reply 362||November 16, 2023 10:54 AM
How much should I tip the paperboy?
|by Anonymous||reply 363||November 16, 2023 1:16 PM
"Know any short-order restaurants?"
|by Anonymous||reply 365||November 18, 2023 8:20 PM
referring to Vivian Vance
|by Anonymous||reply 366||November 19, 2023 4:19 AM
referring to the eternal Gale Gordon
|by Anonymous||reply 367||November 19, 2023 1:49 PM
Lol, true, ElderLez...the point remains that Archie was better known for his racism than for his sedentary and terlet habits
He was a longshoreman, working “Down dere at duh loadin dock “ all day.
And anyone in NYC knows he wasn’t a WASP. You had to be Irish Catholic, to work on the docks back in the day. Norman Lear didn’t want Irish Catholics to complain at CBS so he made him a WASP.
Maude and Walter were Jewish, but again, Lear made them WASP to avoid controversy.
|by Anonymous||reply 370||November 22, 2023 7:42 PM
[quote]Maude and Walter were Jewish, but again, Lear made them WASP to avoid controversy.
Why would anyone do something like that? We've never heard of such a thing!
|by Anonymous||reply 371||November 22, 2023 8:23 PM
Keep those whippersnappers in line!
|by Anonymous||reply 373||November 22, 2023 9:02 PM
You go to a restaurant and say to the waitress-0
I would like a large bowl of MACARONI and cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||November 27, 2023 2:04 AM
R370- The Fonz was Jewish but they made him Italian to avoid controversy
and people think I'm dumb
|by Anonymous||reply 378||November 27, 2023 2:06 AM
I grew up in a household where my father went to work and my mother stayed at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||November 27, 2023 2:08 AM
Roll down the window (in a car). Dial the phone.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||November 27, 2023 3:15 AM
I love Sealtest ice cream.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||November 27, 2023 3:27 AM
More Park sausages Ma, Please!
|by Anonymous||reply 383||November 27, 2023 3:53 AM
Please deposit 25 cents for the next five minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||November 27, 2023 4:05 AM
Shame! Shame !, you've got curlers in your hair!
|by Anonymous||reply 385||November 27, 2023 4:24 AM
Where did I leave my curling iron?
|by Anonymous||reply 387||November 27, 2023 4:27 AM
There are still stay-at-home mothers R379.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||November 27, 2023 8:00 AM
I love this Pizza 🍕 Parlor.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||November 27, 2023 8:15 PM
Yes, R388, but do they self-identify as housewives?
|by Anonymous||reply 393||November 27, 2023 9:02 PM
It's my avow-ed opinion that...
|by Anonymous||reply 394||November 27, 2023 10:01 PM
E393, no. They identify as "SAHMs" and make quite a big deal of it. But you'll notice that the original phrasing referred to a household where Dad went to work and Mom stayed home. "Housewife" didn't enter into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 395||November 28, 2023 1:00 AM
My car has a cd AND a cassette player.
|by Anonymous||reply 396||November 28, 2023 3:50 AM
He’s an acknowledged homophile.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||November 28, 2023 4:20 AM
My 69 year old aunt says “I need to call Uber” (when ordering an Uber using an iPhone app). Sounding both old and with it at the same time! I’m just happy she knows how to arrange for a ride using an app!
|by Anonymous||reply 398||November 28, 2023 4:28 AM
“Check the payphone for dimes!”
|by Anonymous||reply 399||November 28, 2023 4:58 AM
“This is the party line!”
|by Anonymous||reply 400||November 28, 2023 5:32 AM
I remember the Welcome Wagon.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||November 28, 2023 3:44 PM
My beautician is a homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||November 28, 2023 3:53 PM
Using the word "diss" or "dissed" (disrespected) sounds old, to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 407||November 28, 2023 4:31 PM
R408- I have a better one.
|by Anonymous||reply 409||November 28, 2023 8:02 PM
R398, you reminded me of my late mom. When she gave up driving (=when we took away her car keys), we put Uber on her phone but she never got the hang of using it. And she’d generically say “Go find it on the yahoo” for any random online task.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||November 28, 2023 11:26 PM
[quote] something as ridiculous and inconsequential as language
I have no words. SMH
|by Anonymous||reply 412||November 28, 2023 11:38 PM
Foxy (Sexy, attractive circa 1970s.)
|by Anonymous||reply 415||November 29, 2023 12:02 AM
Do we have any mercurochrome?
No? How about iodine?
|by Anonymous||reply 416||November 29, 2023 12:09 AM
Mom always brought Jiffy Pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||November 29, 2023 12:31 AM
Battery of the month club
|by Anonymous||reply 419||November 29, 2023 8:46 PM
I used this one today. "Your needle is skipping"
|by Anonymous||reply 420||November 30, 2023 12:23 AM
"Singing telegram for..."*
*I'm not sure this wasn't a trope invented for tv sitcoms. Maybe it was more of an LA thing in RL?
|by Anonymous||reply 421||November 30, 2023 12:42 AM
No R421 it was everywhere duh…for silly people
|by Anonymous||reply 422||November 30, 2023 1:09 AM
R420- You sound like a broken phonograph record.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||November 30, 2023 2:06 AM
Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||November 30, 2023 2:32 AM
Marijuana should be illegal.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||November 30, 2023 4:53 AM
You look like a goddamn faggot
|by Anonymous||reply 430||November 30, 2023 5:05 AM
"Goes to the machine" (for "goes to voicemail").
|by Anonymous||reply 435||November 30, 2023 1:54 PM
That’s six, r430, you faggot.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||December 1, 2023 4:46 PM
My lady poosie needs fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||December 1, 2023 4:56 PM
Have you seen the dippitydoo?
|by Anonymous||reply 439||December 1, 2023 4:59 PM
Mother presses my slacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 440||December 1, 2023 10:05 PM
I like the way you fill out your pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||December 2, 2023 8:27 PM
"Don't touch that TV antenna!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 446||December 3, 2023 3:36 AM
Do you observe casual Fridays?
|by Anonymous||reply 449||December 6, 2023 7:34 PM
“I’ll take a dollar’s worth of gas.”
|by Anonymous||reply 450||December 6, 2023 9:27 PM
Who’s gonna get up and fix the rabbit ears?
|by Anonymous||reply 451||December 6, 2023 9:28 PM
TURN OFF THAT KAFFIR MUSIC!
|by Anonymous||reply 452||December 6, 2023 9:30 PM
Geritol for "tired blood."
|by Anonymous||reply 455||December 7, 2023 12:00 PM
I bought Star Shower ULTRA9
|by Anonymous||reply 456||December 8, 2023 6:44 AM
Boop-boop-a-doop and hotcha, toots!
|by Anonymous||reply 459||December 9, 2023 1:45 PM
Her "aunt Flo" is visiting.
|by Anonymous||reply 460||December 9, 2023 1:47 PM
Pssst -pssst she used to have a nice figure, but now , look at her
|by Anonymous||reply 461||December 9, 2023 2:11 PM
My poosey is drooping nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||December 10, 2023 1:18 AM
Do you take Diners Club? 💳
|by Anonymous||reply 463||December 10, 2023 1:28 AM
We were talking about the origins of the Sears Roebuck catalog in my History class, and I had prepared a little lesson with images of old issues from the 80s because I assumed that my students wouldn't know what it is. To my surprise, they remember catalogs from when they were little. I guess catalogs were still around in the mid to late 2000s.
They were mystified by the Sony walkman, however. To them, ipods are vintage.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||December 10, 2023 3:07 PM
Even in the 2020s not every establishment will accept credit cards so it doesn't hurt to ask.
Two years ago I encountered that at a new dry cleaner.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||December 11, 2023 12:19 AM
R469, not accepting credit cards nowadays is like not having a front door. It's ridiculous. I am aware that accepting cards costs merchants money. They should raise their prices accordingly and take credit and debit like every other business.
Mind you, I feel the same way about businesses that don't open on Sundays; unfortunately, that seems to be all dry cleaners in my areas. It must a conspiracy!
|by Anonymous||reply 470||December 11, 2023 12:47 AM
There's a reason for cash only businesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 471||December 11, 2023 12:59 AM
R470 It probably means something is going on at the back door.
|by Anonymous||reply 472||December 11, 2023 1:13 AM