She said, "We've been doing it this way since the flood," and I asked, "What flood? Perhaps she was prescient.[quote] Make" gets (mis)used a lot. "They also "make a party" instead of having a party or throwing a party ("Let's make him a party! My father used to rant about how Reagan changed the spelling from the original "Regan."Old people say things like this about their younger millennial family, OP:"Isn't my nephew smart? My grandparents' generation loved taking laxitives. They called it "taking a physic." They took suppositories by the batch, had a bottle of Milk of Magnesia and a little can of Ex-Lax on their bathroom shelf.Older people still "make" their birthdays ("I'll make 80 this July! It was a good day if they "moved their bowels," which meant they were "regular" and not "all bound up." It must have been exhausting.I once asked what it meant and she said it meant that an electrical plug could be put in both ways lol. I'm also fascinated by how their old interest disappear and something alot more simple takes over. It's like the brain can't handle anything intelligent anymore. " LOLThe origin of spending a penny, for r193 (even though this is a years old thread)Carnaptious, meaning grumpy, ill tempered and rude. No, R265, I have not "missed the fucking point." Using "they" instead of "you" marks your grammar skills, not your age.
My mom uses the word "cunning" (pronounced "cunnin'") to describe something small and cute - usually a baby, but it could be a puppy or a small child doing something delightful ("Isn't that cunning?
Older people still "make" their birthdays ("I'll make 80 this July! " (spoken with a strong Maine accent, as in "haw-shit")The toilet was called "the stool" as in, "After you use the stool, make sure you jiggle the handle."I love female equivalents: Sculptress Authoress Poetess Comedienne Actress Executrix Except for actress, all seem to have fallen out of use. (Only two wives, but either was bitchy enough to insist, and I'm lazy enough not to look it up.
"), and old people who grew up around Cajuns still say "make dodo" for "go to sleep."We were just having this conversation at work today. My ex-partner's mother often says "That rots my slats" or "That freezes my slats" when she's annoyed, which we changed to "That rots my frozen slats"His father used to use the word "Israelites" for Jewish people until we got him to stop. Even actress is fading, at the SAG awards there's always that opening sequence with Jodie Foster or Susan Sarandon or other annoying actresses declaring themselves to be "actors". I've given you the keys; you can open the door yourself if you're so inclined.)Old Lady) I want some Nigga toes.
Refer to a gay man as "AC/DC."Refer to the stereo cabinet as "the Hi Fi." My grandmother would refer to it as the "Victrola."Space Cadet as a "flibbertigibbet.""Jimmy's out of his box!
""It's snowing down south.""Have your supper."Refer to the telephone as the "Ameche."Gosh, i remember a friend of my great-grandmother's saying, "Let me just run in here and bathe my hands first."Of course, she meant she was going to wash her hands.