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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Are there any phrases you use that are out of date, e.g. "taping a show" or "I'm going to go spend a penny"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 Anonymousreply 521January 14, 2024 12:33 AM

I say “Egad!” when I’m exasperated.

by Anonymousreply 1November 12, 2023 3:40 PM

Answer the party line, quick!

by Anonymousreply 2November 12, 2023 3:42 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 Anonymousreply 3November 12, 2023 3:43 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 Anonymousreply 4November 12, 2023 3:43 PM

Next time, strike a match!

by Anonymousreply 5November 12, 2023 3:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 6November 12, 2023 3:43 PM

[quote]"Do you guys take plastic?"

I think most people would associate that with taking credit cards

by Anonymousreply 7November 12, 2023 3:44 PM

Was also going to mention that it means credit card but others have already done so.

by Anonymousreply 8November 12, 2023 3:44 PM

I remember my aunt referring to her credit car for Lord and Taylor as a charge plate. It was metal.

by Anonymousreply 9November 12, 2023 3:46 PM

[quote] her credit car

She hadn't paid it in full?

by Anonymousreply 10November 12, 2023 3:48 PM

Please turn on the Victrola.

by Anonymousreply 11November 12, 2023 3:50 PM

No feet on the Davenport!

by Anonymousreply 12November 12, 2023 3:51 PM

Tests were on ditto sheets.

by Anonymousreply 13November 12, 2023 3:52 PM

I will call you back.

by Anonymousreply 14November 12, 2023 3:53 PM

Thank you very much.

by Anonymousreply 15November 12, 2023 3:53 PM

Dial MUrray Hill five oh one five nine.

by Anonymousreply 16November 12, 2023 3:53 PM

Hello, please, thanks, no problem.

by Anonymousreply 17November 12, 2023 3:53 PM

What book are you reading?

by Anonymousreply 18November 12, 2023 3:54 PM

You’re welcome. You’re very welcome.

by Anonymousreply 19November 12, 2023 3:54 PM

Uh-oh, I spilled Oleo on my slacks.

by Anonymousreply 20November 12, 2023 3:55 PM

How may I help you?

by Anonymousreply 21November 12, 2023 3:55 PM

Would you like to sit?

by Anonymousreply 22November 12, 2023 3:55 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 Anonymousreply 23November 12, 2023 3:56 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 Anonymousreply 24November 12, 2023 3:59 PM

"Don't touch that dial!"

by Anonymousreply 25November 12, 2023 4:01 PM

Is it Miss or Missus?

by Anonymousreply 26November 12, 2023 4:04 PM

Use the DL search function.

by Anonymousreply 27November 12, 2023 4:04 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 Anonymousreply 28November 12, 2023 4:16 PM

“In my day …”

by Anonymousreply 29November 12, 2023 4:20 PM

I like IKE!

by Anonymousreply 30November 12, 2023 4:21 PM

Going to the picture show!

by Anonymousreply 31November 12, 2023 4:22 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 Anonymousreply 32November 12, 2023 4:27 PM

I dunno. Does Gen Z still call each other dorks?

And does Gen Z still "cruise"?

by Anonymousreply 33November 12, 2023 4:27 PM

“Fill’re with high test.”

by Anonymousreply 34November 12, 2023 4:41 PM

"I had that on vinyl."

by Anonymousreply 35November 12, 2023 4:42 PM

Church was crowded today.

by Anonymousreply 36November 12, 2023 5:05 PM

Op in your case words aren’t necessary

by Anonymousreply 37November 12, 2023 5:10 PM

"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" never gets a knowing nod in return anymore

by Anonymousreply 38November 12, 2023 5:12 PM

“I know the score” or “she didn’t really know the score”

by Anonymousreply 39November 12, 2023 5:13 PM

It’s in the ice box

by Anonymousreply 40November 12, 2023 5:13 PM

Op that is not what the expression means

by Anonymousreply 41November 12, 2023 5:16 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 Anonymousreply 42November 12, 2023 5:17 PM

When I was a lad we had the Star Wars and it was WONDERFUL

by Anonymousreply 43November 12, 2023 5:19 PM

"Five words or fewer."

by Anonymousreply 44November 12, 2023 5:29 PM

I'll do it myself.

by Anonymousreply 45November 12, 2023 5:56 PM


by Anonymousreply 46November 12, 2023 5:57 PM

R29 formal request for thread closure

by Anonymousreply 47November 12, 2023 5:59 PM

i had a paper route...

by Anonymousreply 48November 12, 2023 6:24 PM

Do you have brewed decaf?

by Anonymousreply 49November 12, 2023 7:00 PM

would you care for Sanka?^^

by Anonymousreply 50November 12, 2023 7:01 PM

I can’t work my stupid phone!

by Anonymousreply 51November 12, 2023 7:02 PM

Get off my lawn.

by Anonymousreply 52November 12, 2023 7:05 PM

I'm watching my stories!

by Anonymousreply 53November 12, 2023 7:06 PM

Getting recording artists' names wrong (e.g. The Aphex Twins, Doja Cats).

by Anonymousreply 54November 12, 2023 7:07 PM

Pulling up to the self serve gasoline station and saying loudly


by Anonymousreply 55November 12, 2023 7:09 PM

the American Dream

by Anonymousreply 56November 12, 2023 7:09 PM

I need new SLACKS

by Anonymousreply 57November 12, 2023 7:10 PM

“Do you smoke marijuana cigarettes?”

by Anonymousreply 58November 12, 2023 7:10 PM

I'll have the diet plate.

by Anonymousreply 59November 12, 2023 7:11 PM

How do you say “roll the window down/up” nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 60November 12, 2023 7:12 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 Anonymousreply 61November 12, 2023 7:12 PM

Wanna go steady?

by Anonymousreply 62November 12, 2023 7:12 PM

" .... out of wedlock."

by Anonymousreply 63November 12, 2023 7:13 PM

My pink hole is dusty!!

by Anonymousreply 64November 12, 2023 7:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 65November 12, 2023 7:14 PM

Her friends are ORIENTAL.

by Anonymousreply 66November 12, 2023 7:16 PM


by Anonymousreply 67November 12, 2023 7:17 PM

She's friends with those DARKIES.

by Anonymousreply 68November 12, 2023 7:17 PM

Lifetime is television for BROADS.

by Anonymousreply 69November 12, 2023 7:18 PM

The rabbit died.

by Anonymousreply 70November 12, 2023 7:19 PM


by Anonymousreply 71November 12, 2023 7:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 72November 12, 2023 7:22 PM

"I've got a gift certificate" (I had to learn to say gift CARD)

by Anonymousreply 73November 12, 2023 7:23 PM

I've always liked WALL TO WALL carpeting.

Sue me- I did it five words or more.

by Anonymousreply 74November 12, 2023 7:24 PM

do you take food stamps?

by Anonymousreply 75November 12, 2023 7:25 PM

Trick or treat for UNICEF!

by Anonymousreply 76November 12, 2023 7:25 PM

We're having MEATLOAF for dinner.

by Anonymousreply 77November 12, 2023 7:26 PM

Do have any FRESCA?

by Anonymousreply 78November 12, 2023 7:26 PM

I can't find my POCKETBOOK.

by Anonymousreply 79November 12, 2023 7:26 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 Anonymousreply 80November 12, 2023 7:27 PM

She's not wearing a slip

by Anonymousreply 81November 12, 2023 7:27 PM

That towhead little boy

by Anonymousreply 82November 12, 2023 7:29 PM

I'm going to Price Club.

by Anonymousreply 83November 12, 2023 7:30 PM

Where are my SPECTACLES?

by Anonymousreply 84November 12, 2023 7:31 PM

My girdle is too tight

by Anonymousreply 85November 12, 2023 7:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 86November 12, 2023 7:33 PM

Instead of saying-

No problem


No worries

you say

You're Welcome

by Anonymousreply 87November 12, 2023 7:34 PM

Got it at the Five & Dime

by Anonymousreply 88November 12, 2023 7:35 PM

Pass me the margarine.

by Anonymousreply 89November 12, 2023 7:35 PM

she's got the Slimmer's Disease

by Anonymousreply 90November 12, 2023 7:36 PM

"Better learn your math, you won't be able to carry a calculator around all the time"

by Anonymousreply 91November 12, 2023 7:40 PM

on a low-fat diet

by Anonymousreply 92November 12, 2023 7:42 PM

“Less filling. Tastes great.”

by Anonymousreply 93November 12, 2023 7:44 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 Anonymousreply 94November 12, 2023 7:45 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 Anonymousreply 95November 12, 2023 7:50 PM

Let's not mistake good manners for sounding old.

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 96November 12, 2023 7:51 PM

"Hold the Phone!" when asking a subject to cease in an action

by Anonymousreply 97November 12, 2023 7:52 PM

Stop the presses!

by Anonymousreply 98November 12, 2023 7:53 PM

Where’s the beef?

by Anonymousreply 99November 12, 2023 7:57 PM

I'll take the Sunday paper.

by Anonymousreply 100November 12, 2023 8:00 PM

Here's a dime for the payphone

by Anonymousreply 101November 12, 2023 8:19 PM

As a hairdresser, I get flummoxed every time we are in mixed company and my mom calls me a “beautician”.

by Anonymousreply 102November 12, 2023 8:25 PM

Live via Satellite! While watching Miss Universe of course,

by Anonymousreply 103November 12, 2023 8:26 PM

"____ to high heaven."

by Anonymousreply 104November 12, 2023 8:27 PM

Another GRID death.

by Anonymousreply 105November 12, 2023 8:46 PM

"Get a horse."

"That and a nickel will buy you a cup of coffee."

by Anonymousreply 106November 12, 2023 8:59 PM

Do you have pennycandy?

by Anonymousreply 107November 12, 2023 9:01 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 Anonymousreply 108November 12, 2023 9:03 PM

Call my service for messages.

by Anonymousreply 109November 12, 2023 9:09 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 Anonymousreply 110November 12, 2023 9:10 PM

Any beer in the icebox?

by Anonymousreply 111November 12, 2023 9:10 PM

R110 Unbelievable!

by Anonymousreply 112November 12, 2023 9:11 PM

Were you born in a barn? (close the door).

by Anonymousreply 113November 12, 2023 9:16 PM

I’ll send for my things.

by Anonymousreply 114November 12, 2023 9:17 PM

Suburbs call collect!

by Anonymousreply 115November 12, 2023 9:21 PM

Shall I be Mother?

by Anonymousreply 116November 12, 2023 9:21 PM

Reposition the rabbit ears!

by Anonymousreply 117November 12, 2023 9:59 PM

I can't find the Clicker!

by Anonymousreply 118November 12, 2023 10:05 PM

212 for Queens

by Anonymousreply 119November 12, 2023 10:08 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 Anonymousreply 120November 12, 2023 10:29 PM

My dorm is co-ed.

by Anonymousreply 121November 12, 2023 10:33 PM

[quote]Here's a dime for the payphone

Or just “payphone”.

by Anonymousreply 122November 12, 2023 10:38 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 Anonymousreply 123November 12, 2023 10:52 PM

Have you checked the carburetor?

by Anonymousreply 124November 12, 2023 10:52 PM

Do you fry with lard or crisco?

by Anonymousreply 125November 12, 2023 10:54 PM

attend college in New Haven

by Anonymousreply 126November 12, 2023 10:58 PM

It's half past two.

by Anonymousreply 127November 12, 2023 10:58 PM

It’s a quarter after five.

by Anonymousreply 128November 12, 2023 10:59 PM

I don’t need the ignition key, I need the key to unlock the door.

by Anonymousreply 129November 12, 2023 10:59 PM

I had to explain to a high school (!!) student that quarter to 3 was 2:45

by Anonymousreply 130November 12, 2023 11:00 PM

I've gotta check the machine.

by Anonymousreply 131November 12, 2023 11:01 PM

Shave and a haircut, two bits.

by Anonymousreply 132November 12, 2023 11:02 PM

One pound of “hamburger” please.

by Anonymousreply 133November 12, 2023 11:06 PM

I agree completely with R3.

by Anonymousreply 134November 12, 2023 11:07 PM

I watched a good picture last night.

by Anonymousreply 135November 12, 2023 11:08 PM

My mother would always say, “We’re going to the show” when they were going out to a movie.

by Anonymousreply 136November 12, 2023 11:10 PM

Heat it in the Radarange

by Anonymousreply 137November 12, 2023 11:10 PM

I’ll have a Sanka.

by Anonymousreply 138November 12, 2023 11:11 PM

i made a mix tape!

by Anonymousreply 139November 12, 2023 11:11 PM

Tsk, tsk Greg. it was already offered at r50.

by Anonymousreply 140November 12, 2023 11:12 PM

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 Anonymousreply 141November 12, 2023 11:17 PM

"I bought a CD."

by Anonymousreply 142November 12, 2023 11:20 PM

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 Anonymousreply 143November 12, 2023 11:21 PM

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 Anonymousreply 144November 12, 2023 11:22 PM

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.

Just sayin'.

by Anonymousreply 145November 12, 2023 11:23 PM

Thank you, R140.

How about:

“I’ll have a Postum.”

by Anonymousreply 146November 12, 2023 11:25 PM

Radar Range

by Anonymousreply 147November 12, 2023 11:26 PM

Please pahss the All Fruit.

by Anonymousreply 148November 12, 2023 11:28 PM

Don't you have any Sweet-N-Low??

by Anonymousreply 149November 12, 2023 11:30 PM

Sorry - I meant R124.

by Anonymousreply 150November 12, 2023 11:33 PM

Some of you oldsters do not understand word count.

by Anonymousreply 151November 12, 2023 11:35 PM

Meet me at the Automat.

by Anonymousreply 152November 12, 2023 11:36 PM

Sweet-N-Low is one word

by Anonymousreply 153November 12, 2023 11:37 PM

Back in the day…

by Anonymousreply 154November 12, 2023 11:41 PM

He’s light in his loafers.

by Anonymousreply 155November 12, 2023 11:46 PM

Drop a dime on him!

by Anonymousreply 156November 12, 2023 11:47 PM

Keys are on the chiffonnette !!

by Anonymousreply 157November 12, 2023 11:47 PM

He’s not the marrying kind.

by Anonymousreply 158November 12, 2023 11:47 PM


by Anonymousreply 159November 12, 2023 11:48 PM

[quote] Keys are on the chiffonnette !!

I think you meant "chifferobe."

by Anonymousreply 160November 12, 2023 11:49 PM

Go to the print shop.

by Anonymousreply 161November 12, 2023 11:52 PM

"Do you CARRY this brand?!"

by Anonymousreply 162November 12, 2023 11:52 PM

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 Anonymousreply 163November 12, 2023 11:53 PM

ElderLez/R161. You're alive! Someone was spreading a rumor you had died of cancer in another thread.

by Anonymousreply 164November 12, 2023 11:59 PM

Join me on the divan.

by Anonymousreply 165November 13, 2023 12:14 AM

I’ll have a sherry.

by Anonymousreply 166November 13, 2023 12:29 AM

Go buy me some cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 167November 13, 2023 12:32 AM

I’ll go get a condom.

by Anonymousreply 168November 13, 2023 12:33 AM

I have that on Betamax

by Anonymousreply 169November 13, 2023 12:34 AM

Rumors of my demise were exaggerated.

by Anonymousreply 170November 13, 2023 12:41 AM

R160 quite right…autocorrect error

by Anonymousreply 171November 13, 2023 12:48 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 Anonymousreply 172November 13, 2023 1:07 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 Anonymousreply 173November 13, 2023 1:27 AM

I need to pay the light bill.

by Anonymousreply 174November 13, 2023 1:30 AM

Holy cats! is my go-to.

The Schwann Guy comes today.

by Anonymousreply 175November 13, 2023 1:33 AM

Get me my rolodex

by Anonymousreply 176November 13, 2023 2:06 AM


by Anonymousreply 177November 13, 2023 2:07 AM

I would like some REFRESHMENTS

by Anonymousreply 178November 13, 2023 2:08 AM

Unfold the map

by Anonymousreply 179November 13, 2023 2:09 AM

I love your DINETTE set.

by Anonymousreply 180November 13, 2023 2:10 AM

We have a flat screen!!

by Anonymousreply 181November 13, 2023 2:12 AM

"Thank you."

by Anonymousreply 182November 13, 2023 2:14 AM

"You're welcome. It's my pleasure."

by Anonymousreply 183November 13, 2023 2:15 AM

R149- For you.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 184November 13, 2023 2:15 AM

Smoking or nonsmoking?

by Anonymousreply 185November 13, 2023 2:16 AM

r184: how sweet, thank you!

by Anonymousreply 186November 13, 2023 2:21 AM

I forgot to pack my camera

by Anonymousreply 187November 13, 2023 2:22 AM

Veal Prince Orloff.

by Anonymousreply 188November 13, 2023 2:23 AM

Call my service.

by Anonymousreply 189November 13, 2023 2:29 AM

Be choosy choose geniune BELL.

by Anonymousreply 190November 13, 2023 2:32 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 Anonymousreply 191November 13, 2023 2:37 AM

A Tab with crushed ice.

by Anonymousreply 192November 13, 2023 2:41 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 Anonymousreply 193November 13, 2023 2:49 AM

Let’s go to the discotheque.

by Anonymousreply 194November 13, 2023 2:50 AM

what's your fax number?

by Anonymousreply 195November 13, 2023 2:51 AM

I have to hang up. (American)

I must ring off. (British)

by Anonymousreply 196November 13, 2023 2:53 AM

The AVON lady is here.

by Anonymousreply 197November 13, 2023 2:56 AM

Just Fruit Cocktail for me.

by Anonymousreply 198November 13, 2023 2:59 AM

SLIDE OVER I’ll drive.

by Anonymousreply 199November 13, 2023 3:00 AM

R192- Greg please talk proper English. It’s Greg’s Mother not Greg’s MOM.

by Anonymousreply 200November 13, 2023 3:02 AM

I'll have Perrier™

by Anonymousreply 201November 13, 2023 3:09 AM

r200, there's nothing wrong with Greg referring to his mother as his mom.

by Anonymousreply 202November 13, 2023 3:21 AM

R202- It's simply improper English.

by Anonymousreply 203November 13, 2023 3:25 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 Anonymousreply 204November 13, 2023 3:50 AM

What's wrong with "Mother"?

by Anonymousreply 205November 13, 2023 3:55 AM

Dialing rotary phone with pencil ✏️

by Anonymousreply 206November 13, 2023 4:34 AM

Candy bar.

by Anonymousreply 207November 13, 2023 4:35 AM

They're still around, R207.

by Anonymousreply 208November 13, 2023 5:15 AM

"I bought with S & H Green Stamps."

My mom loved her stamps.

by Anonymousreply 209November 13, 2023 5:50 AM

They were caught necking

by Anonymousreply 210November 13, 2023 7:00 AM

Potted meat for lunch?

by Anonymousreply 211November 13, 2023 7:08 AM

^with marijuana or from the toilet?

by Anonymousreply 212November 13, 2023 7:12 AM

“Gypped” or “gypsy” will get you in big trouble with woke youth.

by Anonymousreply 213November 13, 2023 7:19 AM

^That’s retarded.

by Anonymousreply 214November 13, 2023 7:24 AM

I’m going to the five and dime. In Beverly Hills, ontra cafeteria .

by Anonymousreply 215November 13, 2023 8:24 AM

Can you xerox this for me

by Anonymousreply 216November 13, 2023 8:35 AM

R17, I hate it when I say “thanks” and a youngster answers with “no problem”.

by Anonymousreply 217November 13, 2023 9:00 AM

Craigslist hookup

by Anonymousreply 218November 13, 2023 9:19 AM

R217 it’s not just youngsters who say that, in my experience. It’s really caught on with many generations, unfortunately.

by Anonymousreply 219November 13, 2023 11:15 AM

Magazine personal ad

by Anonymousreply 220November 13, 2023 11:26 AM

R197 R198

by Anonymousreply 221November 13, 2023 11:52 AM

R9 Abraham and Straus had a small charge plate attached to my mom's key chain.

by Anonymousreply 222November 13, 2023 11:57 AM

[quote]I hate it when I say “thanks” and a youngster answers with “no problem”.

Why? It’s synonymous with “you’re welcome.”

by Anonymousreply 223November 13, 2023 11:57 AM

When a barista poured the last amount of milk in the cup, I said "Good to the last drop." She had no reaction.

by Anonymousreply 224November 13, 2023 11:58 AM

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 Anonymousreply 225November 13, 2023 12:25 PM

TikTok? [or Instagram] What for?

by Anonymousreply 226November 13, 2023 12:34 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 Anonymousreply 227November 13, 2023 12:39 PM

He’s as dull as dishwater.

by Anonymousreply 228November 13, 2023 12:48 PM

R11- Speaking from 1904.

by Anonymousreply 229November 13, 2023 12:50 PM

Christopher Reeve - the real Superman.

by Anonymousreply 230November 13, 2023 12:51 PM

R227 no worries 😌

by Anonymousreply 231November 13, 2023 12:53 PM

Shoes off the counterpane.

by Anonymousreply 232November 13, 2023 1:02 PM

Oh My Sides

by Anonymousreply 233November 13, 2023 1:03 PM

Oh, my stars and garters!!!

by Anonymousreply 234November 13, 2023 1:06 PM

What is your source


Do you have any data


Is there any actual proof.

by Anonymousreply 235November 13, 2023 1:06 PM

R225 wants to feel angry for no reason.

by Anonymousreply 236November 13, 2023 1:06 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 Anonymousreply 237November 13, 2023 1:07 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 Anonymousreply 238November 13, 2023 1:07 PM

Geez Louise

Surprise, Surprise

by Anonymousreply 239November 13, 2023 1:11 PM

For God's Sake = OLD

For Fuck's Sake = NEW

by Anonymousreply 240November 13, 2023 1:11 PM

“Writing’s a coffee lover’s dream!”

by Anonymousreply 241November 13, 2023 1:12 PM

Where's the Clicker

by Anonymousreply 242November 13, 2023 1:12 PM

Be kind, rewind.

by Anonymousreply 243November 13, 2023 1:27 PM

Where's my car cassette player?

by Anonymousreply 244November 13, 2023 1:29 PM

Check the carburetor

Where do I put gas

by Anonymousreply 245November 13, 2023 1:30 PM

Someone Crank the engine

by Anonymousreply 246November 13, 2023 1:32 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 Anonymousreply 247November 13, 2023 1:37 PM

The tests are back that does not seem to be an infected pimple in your ass.

by Anonymousreply 248November 13, 2023 1:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 249November 13, 2023 1:53 PM

Perrier is still around - at least in the Mid-Atlantic and NY.

by Anonymousreply 250November 13, 2023 2:11 PM

Let me get my cassettes.

by Anonymousreply 251November 13, 2023 2:21 PM

[quote] I was once on a service trip with high school students

Holy Cow! You’re allowed around high school students?!

by Anonymousreply 252November 13, 2023 2:49 PM

Slap on....Slap off !!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 253November 13, 2023 2:55 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 Anonymousreply 254November 13, 2023 2:56 PM

^^^^^sorry (autocorrect error) should be "Clap on....Clap off!!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 255November 13, 2023 2:56 PM

I love my chain smoking! 🚬

by Anonymousreply 256November 13, 2023 3:29 PM

I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea!

by Anonymousreply 257November 13, 2023 4:04 PM


by Anonymousreply 258November 13, 2023 4:08 PM

Say anything in a Trans-Atlantic accent and you sound old

by Anonymousreply 259November 13, 2023 4:09 PM

Charmed, I’m sure.

by Anonymousreply 260November 13, 2023 5:29 PM

Who wants to move West?

by Anonymousreply 261November 13, 2023 5:37 PM

Turkey with all the fixins.

by Anonymousreply 262November 13, 2023 5:41 PM

Early Bird Special, please!

by Anonymousreply 263November 13, 2023 5:45 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 Anonymousreply 264November 13, 2023 5:49 PM

Does anyone have any one have any White Out?

by Anonymousreply 265November 13, 2023 5:53 PM

^ I do.

by Anonymousreply 266November 13, 2023 6:21 PM

I’m traveling to the coast.

by Anonymousreply 267November 13, 2023 6:22 PM

On vacation I use SUNTAN 🧴 lotion.

by Anonymousreply 268November 13, 2023 6:35 PM

After You

by Anonymousreply 269November 13, 2023 6:35 PM

R268 Suntan oil!

by Anonymousreply 270November 13, 2023 6:39 PM

I drive a tan Mercury Grand Marquis with cloth seats.

by Anonymousreply 271November 13, 2023 6:57 PM

[quote] Does anyone have any one have any White Out?


by Anonymousreply 272November 13, 2023 7:02 PM

Enjoy this fine, corinthian leather

by Anonymousreply 273November 13, 2023 7:23 PM

Pardon me.

by Anonymousreply 274November 13, 2023 7:55 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 Anonymousreply 275November 13, 2023 8:10 PM

I recently said to a young gayling, "Honey, get off your soapbox!"

by Anonymousreply 276November 13, 2023 8:52 PM

I have a condom.

by Anonymousreply 277November 13, 2023 9:00 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 Anonymousreply 278November 13, 2023 9:04 PM

Dial the phone.

by Anonymousreply 279November 13, 2023 9:05 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 Anonymousreply 280November 13, 2023 9:10 PM

I’m going to the beauty parlor.

Took me years to force myself to say “hair salon.”

by Anonymousreply 281November 13, 2023 9:11 PM

“Pizza parlor” was another one.

by Anonymousreply 282November 13, 2023 9:12 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.

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by Anonymousreply 283November 13, 2023 9:36 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 Anonymousreply 284November 13, 2023 9:40 PM

Drop a dime.

Defrost the Kelvinator.

Cut me a switch!

by Anonymousreply 285November 13, 2023 9:42 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.

Call now!

Call collect!

Operators are standing by to take your call!

by Anonymousreply 286November 13, 2023 9:43 PM

Now you're cooking with gas!

by Anonymousreply 287November 13, 2023 9:44 PM

My pager just went off.

by Anonymousreply 288November 13, 2023 9:45 PM

Beep me

by Anonymousreply 289November 13, 2023 9:49 PM

Ancient Chinese secret, huh?

by Anonymousreply 290November 13, 2023 10:01 PM

Greeting a Native American by saying, “How.”

by Anonymousreply 291November 13, 2023 10:09 PM

I read it on Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 292November 13, 2023 10:18 PM

Where are all the ashtrays?

by Anonymousreply 293November 13, 2023 11:32 PM

“Oh brother!”

by Anonymousreply 294November 13, 2023 11:48 PM

R281- You go to the Beauty Parlor

Are you a DRAG QUEEN?

by Anonymousreply 295November 13, 2023 11:49 PM


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by Anonymousreply 296November 13, 2023 11:51 PM

I'm not getting a dialtone.

by Anonymousreply 297November 13, 2023 11:53 PM

There's nothing on tv tonight.

by Anonymousreply 298November 13, 2023 11:56 PM

“Hello, operator?”

“Information, please”

“Calling all cars”

by Anonymousreply 299November 13, 2023 11:57 PM

R282- Ice Cream Parlor

by Anonymousreply 300November 13, 2023 11:57 PM

Let's go bowling tonight.

by Anonymousreply 301November 13, 2023 11:58 PM

Gentlemen Prefer Hanes

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by Anonymousreply 302November 14, 2023 12:02 AM


by Anonymousreply 303November 14, 2023 12:06 AM

i'm washing my hair tonight...

by Anonymousreply 304November 14, 2023 12:11 AM

I’m waiting until marriage.

by Anonymousreply 305November 14, 2023 12:16 AM

Can I get a light?

by Anonymousreply 306November 14, 2023 12:51 AM

Can you fix my Victrola?

by Anonymousreply 307November 14, 2023 1:51 AM

“Hello I am Miss Cleo!”

by Anonymousreply 308November 14, 2023 2:04 AM

My live-in lover and I….

by Anonymousreply 309November 14, 2023 3:04 AM

What is the dress code?

by Anonymousreply 310November 14, 2023 3:05 AM

Yes, this is fur

by Anonymousreply 311November 14, 2023 3:08 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 Anonymousreply 312November 14, 2023 3:53 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 Anonymousreply 313November 14, 2023 3:53 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 Anonymousreply 314November 14, 2023 3:57 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 Anonymousreply 315November 14, 2023 4:03 AM

I’ve taken a lover.

by Anonymousreply 316November 14, 2023 4:16 AM

We had cybersex!

by Anonymousreply 317November 14, 2023 4:22 AM

Who goes downtown? It’s dangerous!

by Anonymousreply 318November 14, 2023 4:23 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 Anonymousreply 319November 14, 2023 9:37 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 Anonymousreply 320November 14, 2023 9:42 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 Anonymousreply 321November 14, 2023 10:05 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 Anonymousreply 322November 14, 2023 11:30 AM

Archie also sat on the terlet quite a bit.

Back to the task: The main frame is down.

by Anonymousreply 323November 14, 2023 11:34 AM


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 Anonymousreply 324November 14, 2023 11:45 AM

[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 Anonymousreply 325November 14, 2023 12:06 PM

My favorite cheese 🧀 is Wine Cheddar.

by Anonymousreply 326November 14, 2023 12:34 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 Anonymousreply 327November 14, 2023 12:37 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.

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by Anonymousreply 328November 14, 2023 12:55 PM

Put the frozen lima beans in the ice box

by Anonymousreply 329November 14, 2023 1:39 PM

Long distance is so expensive.

by Anonymousreply 330November 14, 2023 1:54 PM

I got your Telex

by Anonymousreply 331November 14, 2023 1:55 PM

My Filofax keeps me organized.

by Anonymousreply 332November 14, 2023 2:06 PM

You a sound like a broken phonograph record.

by Anonymousreply 333November 14, 2023 2:18 PM

I'll pay extra for Airmail.

by Anonymousreply 334November 14, 2023 2:42 PM

"I'm sending it Special Delivery."

by Anonymousreply 335November 14, 2023 3:34 PM

I’m on the worldwide web!

by Anonymousreply 336November 14, 2023 3:41 PM

Actually, you might be right.

by Anonymousreply 337November 14, 2023 3:44 PM

I'd like to make a collect call please

by Anonymousreply 338November 14, 2023 6:36 PM

Madge, I’m soaking in it.

by Anonymousreply 339November 14, 2023 6:41 PM

The Men's Hats department, please.

by Anonymousreply 340November 14, 2023 6:52 PM

Slug Bug

by Anonymousreply 341November 14, 2023 8:56 PM

More cowbell

by Anonymousreply 342November 14, 2023 9:20 PM

Get in gear.

by Anonymousreply 343November 15, 2023 1:56 AM

Dial up internet.

by Anonymousreply 344November 15, 2023 2:50 AM

Automatic seatbelts

by Anonymousreply 345November 15, 2023 3:05 AM

i have a 33.6 kbps fax/modem!

by Anonymousreply 346November 15, 2023 3:12 AM

The isinglass curtains are shot.

by Anonymousreply 347November 15, 2023 5:42 AM

Roll down the awning, Frank!

by Anonymousreply 348November 15, 2023 5:46 AM

Saying do you remember the episode where…

I Love Lucy Benson Flintstones Jetson’s

Etc., etc.

by Anonymousreply 349November 15, 2023 6:07 AM

It comes with bucket seats.

by Anonymousreply 350November 15, 2023 6:22 AM

He propositioned her.

He made a pass at her.

by Anonymousreply 351November 15, 2023 6:39 AM

Let’s get it on

by Anonymousreply 352November 15, 2023 6:48 AM

I’m reading Barbra Streisand’s memoir.

by Anonymousreply 353November 15, 2023 11:30 AM

I'm sweatin to the oldies

by Anonymousreply 354November 15, 2023 11:42 AM

I’m watching NCIS.

by Anonymousreply 355November 15, 2023 11:52 AM

"Tain't funny, McGee!"

by Anonymousreply 356November 15, 2023 1:28 PM

Light the furnace.

by Anonymousreply 357November 15, 2023 2:54 PM

Wash your teeth.

by Anonymousreply 358November 16, 2023 8:33 AM

Leave the milkman a note.

by Anonymousreply 359November 16, 2023 8:45 AM

Like my Toni home perm?

by Anonymousreply 360November 16, 2023 8:46 AM

Blue rinse with violet touches

by Anonymousreply 361November 16, 2023 8:48 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 Anonymousreply 362November 16, 2023 9:54 AM

How much should I tip the paperboy?

by Anonymousreply 363November 16, 2023 12:16 PM

Mind if I smoke?

by Anonymousreply 364November 16, 2023 1:26 PM

"Know any short-order restaurants?"

by Anonymousreply 365November 18, 2023 7:20 PM

referring to Vivian Vance

by Anonymousreply 366November 19, 2023 3:19 AM

referring to the eternal Gale Gordon

by Anonymousreply 367November 19, 2023 12:49 PM

Please send this fax.

by Anonymousreply 368November 19, 2023 12:56 PM

Up to snuff

by Anonymousreply 369November 22, 2023 6:32 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 Anonymousreply 370November 22, 2023 6:42 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 Anonymousreply 371November 22, 2023 7:23 PM

We don't know why either

by Anonymousreply 372November 22, 2023 7:38 PM

Keep those whippersnappers in line!

by Anonymousreply 373November 22, 2023 8:02 PM

Hand me the TV Guide

by Anonymousreply 374November 22, 2023 10:41 PM

My lumbago is back.

by Anonymousreply 375November 24, 2023 11:49 AM

Oops. I shit my pants.

by Anonymousreply 376November 26, 2023 8:33 PM

You go to a restaurant and say to the waitress-0

I would like a large bowl of MACARONI and cheese.

by Anonymousreply 377November 27, 2023 1:04 AM

R370- The Fonz was Jewish but they made him Italian to avoid controversy

and people think I'm dumb

by Anonymousreply 378November 27, 2023 1:06 AM

I grew up in a household where my father went to work and my mother stayed at home.

by Anonymousreply 379November 27, 2023 1:08 AM

I have a bill fold.

by Anonymousreply 380November 27, 2023 2:13 AM

Roll down the window (in a car). Dial the phone.

by Anonymousreply 381November 27, 2023 2:15 AM

I love Sealtest ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 382November 27, 2023 2:27 AM

More Park sausages Ma, Please!

by Anonymousreply 383November 27, 2023 2:53 AM

Please deposit 25 cents for the next five minutes.

by Anonymousreply 384November 27, 2023 3:05 AM

Shame! Shame !, you've got curlers in your hair!

by Anonymousreply 385November 27, 2023 3:24 AM

Hand me the Aqua Net

by Anonymousreply 386November 27, 2023 3:25 AM

Where did I leave my curling iron?

by Anonymousreply 387November 27, 2023 3:27 AM

There are still stay-at-home mothers R379.

by Anonymousreply 388November 27, 2023 7:00 AM

I love this Pizza 🍕 Parlor.

by Anonymousreply 389November 27, 2023 7:15 PM

NYC has many Chicanos.

by Anonymousreply 390November 27, 2023 7:30 PM

I love this Motorcourt.

by Anonymousreply 391November 27, 2023 7:33 PM

Where’s the outhouse?

by Anonymousreply 392November 27, 2023 7:34 PM

Yes, R388, but do they self-identify as housewives?

by Anonymousreply 393November 27, 2023 8:02 PM

It's my avow-ed opinion that...

by Anonymousreply 394November 27, 2023 9:01 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 Anonymousreply 395November 28, 2023 12:00 AM

My car has a cd AND a cassette player.

by Anonymousreply 396November 28, 2023 2:50 AM

He’s an acknowledged homophile.

by Anonymousreply 397November 28, 2023 3:20 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 Anonymousreply 398November 28, 2023 3:28 AM

“Check the payphone for dimes!”

by Anonymousreply 399November 28, 2023 3:58 AM

“This is the party line!”

by Anonymousreply 400November 28, 2023 4:32 AM

"Ok, you can hang up!"

by Anonymousreply 401November 28, 2023 5:34 AM

Did a number on me.

by Anonymousreply 402November 28, 2023 6:22 AM

It was not a nuthouse!

by Anonymousreply 403November 28, 2023 6:23 AM

It still goes up.

by Anonymousreply 404November 28, 2023 2:21 PM

I remember the Welcome Wagon.

by Anonymousreply 405November 28, 2023 2:44 PM

My beautician is a homosexual.

by Anonymousreply 406November 28, 2023 2:53 PM

Using the word "diss" or "dissed" (disrespected) sounds old, to me.

by Anonymousreply 407November 28, 2023 3:31 PM

Moving pictures.

by Anonymousreply 408November 28, 2023 3:38 PM

R408- I have a better one.

MOTION pictures

by Anonymousreply 409November 28, 2023 7:02 PM

"Say! Take a powder!

by Anonymousreply 410November 28, 2023 7:08 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 Anonymousreply 411November 28, 2023 10:26 PM

[quote] something as ridiculous and inconsequential as language

wrote r319.

I have no words. SMH

by Anonymousreply 412November 28, 2023 10:38 PM

"Yes I pay in cash"...

by Anonymousreply 413November 28, 2023 10:51 PM

Do you have thumbtacks?

by Anonymousreply 414November 28, 2023 11:01 PM


Foxy (Sexy, attractive circa 1970s.)


by Anonymousreply 415November 28, 2023 11:02 PM

Do we have any mercurochrome?

No? How about iodine?

by Anonymousreply 416November 28, 2023 11:09 PM

Mom always brought Jiffy Pop.

by Anonymousreply 417November 28, 2023 11:31 PM

Have you got a match?

by Anonymousreply 418November 28, 2023 11:48 PM

Battery of the month club

by Anonymousreply 419November 29, 2023 7:46 PM

I used this one today. "Your needle is skipping"

by Anonymousreply 420November 29, 2023 11:23 PM

"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 Anonymousreply 421November 29, 2023 11:42 PM

No R421 it was everywhere duh…for silly people

by Anonymousreply 422November 30, 2023 12:09 AM

I’m on pins and needles!

by Anonymousreply 423November 30, 2023 12:09 AM

Reader’s Digest.

by Anonymousreply 424November 30, 2023 12:11 AM

I eat dinner at 4 pm.

by Anonymousreply 425November 30, 2023 12:52 AM

R420- You sound like a broken phonograph record.

by Anonymousreply 426November 30, 2023 1:06 AM

Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.

by Anonymousreply 427November 30, 2023 1:32 AM

Warm up the car.

by Anonymousreply 428November 30, 2023 3:35 AM

Marijuana should be illegal.

by Anonymousreply 429November 30, 2023 3:53 AM

You look like a goddamn faggot

by Anonymousreply 430November 30, 2023 4:05 AM

I take Ayds to maintain.

by Anonymousreply 431November 30, 2023 6:15 AM

______ at AOL dot com.

by Anonymousreply 432November 30, 2023 8:25 AM

Sex on a stick!

by Anonymousreply 433November 30, 2023 10:44 AM

Throws a mean fuck!

by Anonymousreply 434November 30, 2023 10:45 AM

"Goes to the machine" (for "goes to voicemail").

by Anonymousreply 435November 30, 2023 12:54 PM

This tv is cable ready!

by Anonymousreply 436December 1, 2023 3:39 PM

That’s six, r430, you faggot.

by Anonymousreply 437December 1, 2023 3:46 PM

My lady poosie needs fucked.

by Anonymousreply 438December 1, 2023 3:56 PM

Have you seen the dippitydoo?

by Anonymousreply 439December 1, 2023 3:59 PM

Mother presses my slacks.

by Anonymousreply 440December 1, 2023 9:05 PM


by Anonymousreply 441December 2, 2023 4:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 442December 2, 2023 4:12 PM

I like the way you fill out your pants.

by Anonymousreply 443December 2, 2023 7:27 PM

"He's a good lay."

by Anonymousreply 444December 2, 2023 11:33 PM

“I always use condoms.”

by Anonymousreply 445December 2, 2023 11:42 PM

"Don't touch that TV antenna!!!"

by Anonymousreply 446December 3, 2023 2:36 AM

Sec on a stick!

by Anonymousreply 447December 6, 2023 6:03 PM

And sex on a stick!

by Anonymousreply 448December 6, 2023 6:03 PM

Do you observe casual Fridays?

by Anonymousreply 449December 6, 2023 6:34 PM

“I’ll take a dollar’s worth of gas.”

by Anonymousreply 450December 6, 2023 8:27 PM

Who’s gonna get up and fix the rabbit ears?

by Anonymousreply 451December 6, 2023 8:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 452December 6, 2023 8:30 PM

OP is worse than Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 453December 6, 2023 8:46 PM

Gag me with a spoon.

by Anonymousreply 454December 6, 2023 10:33 PM

Geritol for "tired blood."

by Anonymousreply 455December 7, 2023 11:00 AM

I bought Star Shower ULTRA9

by Anonymousreply 456December 8, 2023 5:44 AM

She has a nice figure

by Anonymousreply 457December 9, 2023 9:21 AM

He’s a “snack”.

by Anonymousreply 458December 9, 2023 12:10 PM

Boop-boop-a-doop and hotcha, toots!

by Anonymousreply 459December 9, 2023 12:45 PM

Her "aunt Flo" is visiting.

by Anonymousreply 460December 9, 2023 12:47 PM

Pssst -pssst she used to have a nice figure, but now , look at her

by Anonymousreply 461December 9, 2023 1:11 PM

My poosey is drooping nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 462December 10, 2023 12:18 AM

Do you take Diners Club? 💳

by Anonymousreply 463December 10, 2023 12:28 AM

How do you do?

by Anonymousreply 464December 10, 2023 3:14 AM

Condoms ONLY

by Anonymousreply 465December 10, 2023 3:23 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 Anonymousreply 466December 10, 2023 2:07 PM

Where are my specs?

by Anonymousreply 467December 10, 2023 8:25 PM

Come again??

by Anonymousreply 468December 10, 2023 11:03 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 Anonymousreply 469December 10, 2023 11:19 PM

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 Anonymousreply 470December 10, 2023 11:47 PM

There's a reason for cash only businesses.

by Anonymousreply 471December 10, 2023 11:59 PM

R470 It probably means something is going on at the back door.

by Anonymousreply 472December 11, 2023 12:13 AM

“Discount for cash?” “She’s not wearing a petticoat” Living in sin Having a love child Slacks and a car coat (casual wear) Darning socks

by Anonymousreply 473December 13, 2023 2:05 PM

^^ I haven’t posted for a while and forgot that it would appear in one sentence. Damn.

by Anonymousreply 474December 13, 2023 2:07 PM

My name is Edna Purviance.

My name is Marjorie Main.

My name is Thelma Todd.

My name is Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 475December 21, 2023 11:14 AM

“I am surprised that two gay men would engage in anal sex on camera in the US Capitol then post it on line for all to see”

Say that and you sound really old and not with the times.

by Anonymousreply 476December 21, 2023 11:17 AM

I’m going to the variety store now to buy a new toaster oven.

by Anonymousreply 477December 21, 2023 12:03 PM

The coloreds are moving in.

by Anonymousreply 478December 21, 2023 12:06 PM

Why did OP lie to the waitress about what he meant by “do you take plastic?” Why switch to “do you give plastic utensils with takeout?” instead of clarifying that he meant “do you take credit cards?”

by Anonymousreply 479December 21, 2023 12:10 PM

Referring to inputting text as “typing”

Calling a social media account a “page”

Referring to your (probably one and only) phone as your “mobile” or your “cellphone.”

by Anonymousreply 480December 21, 2023 12:11 PM

"Her best song since Erotica"

by Anonymousreply 481December 21, 2023 12:33 PM

"What is PrEP?"

by Anonymousreply 482December 21, 2023 12:49 PM

"A school for the retarded".

by Anonymousreply 483December 21, 2023 1:11 PM

Don't forget to put on your windbreaker.

by Anonymousreply 484December 21, 2023 1:15 PM

"Cher's Christmas album rocks!"

by Anonymousreply 485December 21, 2023 1:20 PM

Bucky Dent is a FOX 🦊!

by Anonymousreply 486December 21, 2023 1:44 PM

"I heard it on MySpace"

by Anonymousreply 487December 21, 2023 1:46 PM

"Perez Hilton"

by Anonymousreply 488December 21, 2023 1:46 PM

"Is it in yet?"

by Anonymousreply 489December 21, 2023 1:47 PM

“Can I help you with your seat?”

by Anonymousreply 490December 21, 2023 10:10 PM

Paper or plastic?

by Anonymousreply 491December 29, 2023 1:01 PM

Regular or unleaded?

by Anonymousreply 492December 29, 2023 1:02 PM

OP, You're dopey from the git-go. "Take," for one thing, is the exact opposite of "Give," as in your meaning of "Give plastic utensils with take-out."

"Take plastic" has ALWAYS meant (no "I thought" or "used to" about it) "Accept credit cards in payment."

by Anonymousreply 493December 29, 2023 1:08 PM

"Dial" a number.

by Anonymousreply 494December 29, 2023 1:12 PM

"Can you jot this down?"

by Anonymousreply 495December 29, 2023 3:33 PM

Young Miss Lindzey looks fabulous?

by Anonymousreply 496December 31, 2023 7:22 PM

Everyone I know still dials a number…that term carried over just fine to mobile devices.

by Anonymousreply 497December 31, 2023 7:24 PM

And, dial tone is still a thing. As is, is it ringing?

by Anonymousreply 498December 31, 2023 7:25 PM

You call a number now.

by Anonymousreply 499December 31, 2023 8:22 PM

R191- It takes every once of MY being to refrain from dance club a DISCOTEQUE

by Anonymousreply 500December 31, 2023 8:29 PM

Nights and weekend minutes.

by Anonymousreply 501January 8, 2024 9:36 PM

Turn down that fucking noise.

by Anonymousreply 502January 8, 2024 9:37 PM

“She looks like Doris Day.”

Said this to two coworkers under 30. Both said “Who?”

by Anonymousreply 503January 8, 2024 9:44 PM

I can’t get it up.

by Anonymousreply 504January 8, 2024 9:49 PM

“Why won’t Bill Bailey come home?” I got the predictable blank looks when I posed this question to my much younger co-workers.

by Anonymousreply 505January 8, 2024 9:54 PM

I then said: Well, she looks a little like Olivia Newton-John. The wholesome type.

“Who’s that?” “I don’t know who that is.”

“She was the lead in Grease.”

“Oh! I heard of that!”

by Anonymousreply 506January 8, 2024 9:58 PM

“I have tickets for Madonna.”

by Anonymousreply 507January 8, 2024 10:00 PM

R414 They’re still called thumbtacks. I don’t get it.

by Anonymousreply 508January 8, 2024 10:17 PM

Going by rules: "A notch in his bedpost."

Normally it would be sad, "I was just another notch on his bedpost".

by Anonymousreply 509January 8, 2024 10:30 PM


by Anonymousreply 510January 8, 2024 10:31 PM

I said "where's the beef!?!" to a Grindr hookup.

by Anonymousreply 511January 8, 2024 10:39 PM

Ground beef?

Prime cut?


by Anonymousreply 512January 8, 2024 11:19 PM

Younger people eat beef.

by Anonymousreply 513January 10, 2024 12:47 AM

Heaven's to Betsy---courtesy of my grandma

Go get me my pocketbook!---courtesy of my mom

by Anonymousreply 514January 10, 2024 12:59 AM

Fetch me my diet pills.

by Anonymousreply 515January 10, 2024 12:10 PM

The Dinner Special’s at four.

by Anonymousreply 516January 10, 2024 12:22 PM

"What does that acronym mean??"

by Anonymousreply 517January 12, 2024 1:19 PM

I’ll have a glass of beer

by Anonymousreply 518January 12, 2024 3:31 PM

My waterbed is heating up.

by Anonymousreply 519January 13, 2024 2:44 AM

I still have my key to the Playboy club- Jealous?

by Anonymousreply 520January 13, 2024 5:07 AM

When poosie itches, I scratch.

by Anonymousreply 521January 14, 2024 12:33 AM
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