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Title: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 24, 2020, 11:43:13 AM
I started this on the PC question of the day thread, but upon @aygart 's suggestion, moved it here (original post - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=106368.885).

what're some phrases people use, that refer to things that kids today might not have seen. I thinking about this the other night, when Larry Walker was inducted to into the Baseball hall of fame alongside Derek Jeter - he said "It's like an old 45, Jeter is the A-Side, and I am the B-side on the single".

Those of us who had record players, understood what he meant, where kids today, would need to be explained, even though they might get the context. Three others that I find myself using:

"That and a token will get you on the subway".
"Here's a quarter, call somebody who cares"

And the hebrew confluence of the two: "V'nafal li ha'asimon" (this literally means, "and then the token fell (into the coin slot)" - it's the Hebrew equivalent of I put 2+2 together, and refers to the Pay Phone tokens that haven't been used in at least 25 years)

What are some other good ones?

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: aygart on January 24, 2020, 12:22:32 PM
With the repost now you sound like a broken record.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 24, 2020, 12:31:26 PM
With the repost now you sound like a broken record.

I see what you did there :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: mmgfarb on January 24, 2020, 01:29:39 PM
I actually have a record player....
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 24, 2020, 01:32:24 PM
I actually have a record player....
...who doesn't?
Mine is vertical. You ever see one of those?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: EliJelly on January 24, 2020, 01:33:23 PM
My Bubby had a ton of Hungarian good phrases, didn't aged well either, forgot most of'em.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: 12HRS on January 24, 2020, 02:09:45 PM
...who doesn't?

You need to get out more
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 27, 2020, 10:32:56 AM

Mine is vertical. You ever see one of those?
No, can't imagine how it works, only because I picture the turntable and putting the arm down on top of the record.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 10:45:20 AM
No, can't imagine how it works, only because I picture the turntable and putting the arm down on top of the record.
http://s.ecrater.com/stores/252697/50961052aee6e_252697b.jpg
...and a cassette.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Dawie on January 27, 2020, 11:44:15 AM
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 03:43:55 PM
Call me collect
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 27, 2020, 03:55:31 PM
Call me collect

My dad did a gap year in Israel long before it was a thing (in 1968, one year after the 6-day war). He would tell stories about how his friends would make collect calls, but instead of saying their names, they'd use a short yiddish phrase to send their parents a message. He said the most common thing was a collect call from "Shick Gelt" (Send Money).

So a kid would call their parents collect from "Shick Gelt" and the parents would reject the call and send him some money.

Every once in a while, they'd get a yiddish speaking operator who would jump into the game - i.e. the kid would say "Collect call from Shick Gelt" and the operator would ask them "Viful? (How much)"

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 03:59:34 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 04:02:11 PM
My dad did a gap year in Israel long before it was a thing (in 1968, one year after the 6-day war). He would tell stories about how his friends would make collect calls, but instead of saying their names, they'd use a short yiddish phrase to send their parents a message. He said the most common thing was a collect call from "Shick Gelt" (Send Money).

So a kid would call their parents collect from "Shick Gelt" and the parents would reject the call and send him some money.

Every once in a while, they'd get a yiddish speaking operator who would jump into the game - i.e. the kid would say "Collect call from Shick Gelt" and the operator would ask them "Viful? (How much)"
I used to do this back in the day when I needed a ride home from shul. I'd call my house collect from the shul payphone, and say my name was pickmeupnowplease!
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 04:06:14 PM
Who's calling please?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 04:09:57 PM
Who's calling please?
Goes hand in hand with leaving your callback number when leaving a message, when it's the same as the number you're calling from.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 04:13:48 PM
How did you know it was me calling?  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 04:16:14 PM
You mean you've never tasted "choo-choos"???
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 04:34:36 PM
You mean you've never tasted "choo-choos"???
my teeth hurt just from reading that.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 04:47:44 PM
How did you know it was me calling?  :)
Because my phone automatically blocked it ;D
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 27, 2020, 04:56:20 PM
Call me collect

From OP: "What're some phrases people use, that refer to things that kids today might not have seen."


Also unrelated
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 04:58:25 PM
From OP: "What're some phrases people use, that refer to things that kids today might not have seen."

Also unrelated
Halevai every thread on DDF should only be this off topic.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 05:12:57 PM
Can you copy this stencil for me?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 05:13:43 PM
Hang up the extension.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 05:23:33 PM
Hang up the extension.
guess that was before my times
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 27, 2020, 05:43:37 PM
"Please press * to send a fax now" - although that's not too obsolete, as apparently, most health insurance companies still only accept faxes.

How about profiles that include:
- Your AIM screename
- Your ICQ number
- Your MySpace page
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 27, 2020, 05:47:17 PM
Hang up the extension.

When I was in college, I'd often do homework via dial-up modem. Of course anyone who used dial-up would remember that if someone picked up the extension, or if there was a call waiting tone, the modem couldn't easily error correct and would drop the signal.

... and modem tones :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: jj1000 on January 27, 2020, 05:48:20 PM
guess that was before my times
Same as Hang up the phone.

How about to dial a number. Why is it called dial... many of these origins that people don't know anymore.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 05:52:11 PM
Hey, who remembers dialing without an area code??? I'll never forget the day I kept calling people only to hear the annoying "please press 1 and then the area code to complete your call" >:(
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 05:54:21 PM
When I was in college, I'd often do homework via dial-up modem. Of course anyone who used dial-up would remember that if someone picked up the extension, or if there was a call waiting tone, the modem couldn't easily error correct and would drop the signal.

... and modem tones :)
I had to play my games after everyone went to bed.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 05:55:04 PM
Hey, who remembers dialing without an area code???
That was a big change.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 05:56:19 PM
That was a big change.
Yup, don't think twice about it today, but was super annoying at the time
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 05:57:09 PM
Can someone rewind that tape?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 05:58:18 PM
Yup, don't think twice about it today
Probably mostly because you hardly ever actually "dial" the number you're calling.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 06:00:38 PM
You left the phone off the hook
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 06:04:34 PM
Yup, don't think twice about it today, but was super annoying at the time
Kids have a numbers that doesn't work. I ask if they dialed the area code. That look at me like most here do. That I am from another planet.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 06:04:59 PM
You left the phone off the hook
We still have that problem.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 06:06:42 PM
Kids have a numbers that doesn't work. I ask if they dialed the area code. That look at me like most here do. That I am from another planet.  :)
Try changing your location to Brooklyn or Lakewood  ;)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 27, 2020, 06:10:25 PM
Same as Hang up the phone.

How about to dial a number. Why is it called dial... many of these origins that people don't know anymore.

What about the old Send and End buttons on the original flip phones, or why they're called 'Touch tones'
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 06:13:44 PM
What about the old Send and End buttons on the original flip phones, or why they're called 'Touch tones'
Send and End still around on the "new filp phones" too
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 06:14:45 PM
Can you develop this film for me?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2020, 06:15:23 PM
Hang up the phone so I can go online already :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: avromie7 on January 27, 2020, 06:19:18 PM
Hey, who remembers dialing without an area code??? I'll never forget the day I kept calling people only to hear the annoying "please press 1 and then the area code to complete your call" >:(
Was it really that long ago that this changed?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 06:23:36 PM
Was it really that long ago that this changed?
1997 IIRC
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 06:27:24 PM
Was it really that long ago that this changed?
October 11, 1996
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: avromie7 on January 27, 2020, 06:34:24 PM
October 11, 1996
I think different places changed at different times, I remember when is changed in Lakewood, and there's no way I would remember it if it was in 1996.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 06:35:30 PM
I think different places changed at different times,
Only place that mattered was where I was at.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 06:36:38 PM
I think different places changed at different times, I remember when is changed in Lakewood, and there's no way I would remember it if it was in 1996.
You might be remembering when you it changed to needing to press "1" before the area code, when calling from a land-line but not a cell phone.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 27, 2020, 06:37:11 PM
Only place that mattered was where I was at.  :)
They changed this in Poland too?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: avromie7 on January 27, 2020, 06:38:48 PM
You might be remembering when you it changed to needing to press "1" before the area code, when calling from a land-line but not a cell phone.
-1
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: good sam on January 27, 2020, 06:41:16 PM
Roll the tape
Leave a message on my machine
Carbon copy
Roladex
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 27, 2020, 06:43:38 PM
They changed this in Poland too?
I was doing my thesis in the US at that time.  :P
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: chff on January 27, 2020, 06:52:03 PM
My dad did a gap year in Israel long before it was a thing (in 1968, one year after the 6-day war). He would tell stories about how his friends would make collect calls, but instead of saying their names, they'd use a short yiddish phrase to send their parents a message. He said the most common thing was a collect call from "Shick Gelt" (Send Money).

So a kid would call their parents collect from "Shick Gelt" and the parents would reject the call and send him some money.

Every once in a while, they'd get a yiddish speaking operator who would jump into the game - i.e. the kid would say "Collect call from Shick Gelt" and the operator would ask them "Viful? (How much)"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=V04bh-G4-qU
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 27, 2020, 06:58:05 PM
My dad did a gap year in Israel long before it was a thing (in 1968, one year after the 6-day war). He would tell stories about how his friends would make collect calls, but instead of saying their names, they'd use a short yiddish phrase to send their parents a message. He said the most common thing was a collect call from "Shick Gelt" (Send Money).

So a kid would call their parents collect from "Shick Gelt" and the parents would reject the call and send him some money.

Every once in a while, they'd get a yiddish speaking operator who would jump into the game - i.e. the kid would say "Collect call from Shick Gelt" and the operator would ask them "Viful? (How much)"
Those calling methods were still common in the mid 80s.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 27, 2020, 07:08:37 PM
Getting clotheslined
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2020, 07:10:12 PM
Have any good apps to beam me?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 07:22:38 PM
Stopping at a gas station to ask for directions
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 07:37:27 PM
That's a cool walkman
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 07:38:45 PM
Stopping at a gas station to ask for directions
How about using a (paper) map for directions?
Or for that matter actually knowing where you're going instead of blindly following the GPS
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: grodnoking on January 27, 2020, 07:39:39 PM
Try changing your location to Brooklyn or Lakewood  ;)
Someone hit my car today in Lakewood, and left a note without an area code.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 07:40:32 PM
How about using a (paper) map for directions?
Or for that matter actually knowing where you're going instead of blindly following the GPS
What's a GPS?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: grodnoking on January 27, 2020, 07:40:55 PM
Only place that mattered was where I was at.  :)
You gotta get out more.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 07:45:36 PM
Not a phrase, but who remembers needing to turn your key in the lockhole in order to enter your car? And what about turning that handle to open/close the car window?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 08:03:25 PM
Not a phrase, but who remembers needing to turn your key in the lockhole in order to enter your car?
Yeah, I remember every time I get in my car (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji85.png)

And what about turning that handle to open/close the car window?
i.e. the phrase "roll down the window."
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 08:04:30 PM
What's a GPS?
It's a nickname us old-timers use for apps like Waze :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 08:06:26 PM
It's a nickname us old-timers use for apps like Waze :)
lol - that was the point  ;)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 08:15:29 PM
recharge those batteries
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: aygart on January 27, 2020, 08:26:59 PM
Let's go to the video tape...
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 08:41:13 PM
A penny for your thought
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 27, 2020, 08:58:27 PM
What's a GPS?

Not phased out at all, itís more common than ever.
Everything has a GPS chip nowadays.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 09:05:36 PM
Load the station wagon
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 27, 2020, 09:15:04 PM
This oneís for the highlight reel
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Tuna Baygel on January 27, 2020, 09:19:50 PM
This oneís for the highlight reel
Can't talk for long I'm low on minutes
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 09:29:11 PM
Can't talk for long I'm low on minutes
We'll talk after 9 or on the weekends
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 09:32:32 PM
recharge those batteries
What's outdated about that?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 27, 2020, 09:34:39 PM
What's outdated about that?
most recharging these days work via USB
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 27, 2020, 09:51:11 PM
Carbon copy

How many people using CC nowadays know that it stands for Carbon Copy, let alone have ever seen carbon paper and a carbon copy rather than carbonless copies? (Talk about eliminating carbon footprint). 
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 27, 2020, 09:53:05 PM
most recharging these days work via USB
meh, still not outdated.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: koplonko on January 27, 2020, 10:43:39 PM
Those calling methods were still common in the mid 80s.
I did them as a kid in the late 1990's (not in US), sometimes was an automated operator where you recorded your name so it was easier
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: grodnoking on January 27, 2020, 11:05:47 PM
How many people using CC nowadays know that it stands for Carbon Copy, let alone have ever seen carbon paper and a carbon copy rather than carbonless copies? (Talk about eliminating carbon footprint).
Some cc terminals still use carbon paper for receipts
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: chevron on January 28, 2020, 12:32:47 AM
We did the pay phone thing always, collect call to mom "imathemallpickmeup"

Of course she might not be able to pick you up when you have to wait an hour, call back or even bum a quarter

"Did anyone see the phone" when we would keep losing the house cordless phone and have to page it

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 28, 2020, 12:39:52 AM
Hang up the phone...itís off the hook.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 28, 2020, 12:54:51 AM
Itís the beginning of the end.
This is a turning point.
The walls are closing in. 
Bombshell.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Definitions on January 28, 2020, 12:56:00 AM
Itís the beginning of the end.
This is a turning point.
The walls are closing in. 
Bombshell.
?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2020, 12:59:12 AM
?
I'm pretty sure there are more complete ones, but this is what I found
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Definitions on January 28, 2020, 01:11:39 AM
I'm pretty sure there are more complete ones, but this is what I found

I don't get it. I thought those phrases are still used.

 (the politics thread has a alert every page or two)

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on January 28, 2020, 01:16:27 AM
(the politics thread has a alert every page or two)
And they tend to not "age" very well :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yammer on January 28, 2020, 01:58:39 AM


My dad did a gap year in Israel long before it was a thing (in 1968, one year after the 6-day war). He would tell stories about how his friends would make collect calls, but instead of saying their names, they'd use a short yiddish phrase to send their parents a message. He said the most common thing was a collect call from "Shick Gelt" (Send Money).

So a kid would call their parents collect from "Shick Gelt" and the parents would reject the call and send him some money.

Every once in a while, they'd get a yiddish speaking operator who would jump into the game - i.e. the kid would say "Collect call from Shick Gelt" and the operator would ask them "Viful? (How much)"

We did it in camp all the time .. we would say the last 4 digits of that camp phone ( there was a paper near the telephone at home with all the phone calls. ) And would get a call back.

Hey, who remembers dialing without an area code??? I'll never forget the day I kept calling people only to hear the annoying "please press 1 and then the area code to complete your call" >:(

In Monsey you still don't need to dial the area code...

Have any good apps to beam me?

The Palm Pilot... totally forgot about that.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2020, 07:22:16 AM
The Palm Pilot... totally forgot about that.

:)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:42:17 AM
Was it really that long ago that this changed?

 In Connecticut, I could dial 7 digits until 2009, and in westchester, until I switched to VOIP service (as recently as 1 year ago), I could still dial 7 digits.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:44:09 AM
This oneís for the highlight reel

... or the line made famous by Warner Wolf - 'Let's go to the video tape'....
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:45:23 AM
Have any good apps to beam me?

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:46:01 AM
Stopping at a gas station to ask for directions

Or keeping an atlas in your glove compartment.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:52:39 AM
How about Pagers - anyone remember smartbeep? Pager "codes".

When I was a sophmore in college, someone's pager went off in the front row of class. The professor got upset, he told the person to go call their dealer. The person was flabbergasted. The professor said "where I come from, only two kinds of people have pagers, doctors and drug dealers - so if your actually a physician who's back in school getting a degree in computer science, please accept my apologies"

If we're being more nostalgic, how about this article I wrote a few years ago: https://medium.com/@yonahwolf/1994-vs-2009-vs-2017-94ce7a7b6e53

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 08:54:34 AM
Of course, we still use the phrases 'Single', 'Album', 'LP', and 'EP' in describing music (the latter terms not as much anymore), which all essentially have to do with the size of the vinyl record.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: aygart on January 28, 2020, 09:26:03 AM


... or the line made famous by Warner Wolf - 'Let's go to the video tape'....



Let's go to the video tape...

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: bb1836 on January 28, 2020, 09:35:01 AM
"Hello and welcome to MovieFone. If you know the name of the movie you'd like to see, press 1 now"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 28, 2020, 09:37:12 AM
"You've got mail"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 10:04:38 AM
... or the line made famous by Warner Wolf - 'Let's go to the video tape'....

Let's go to the video tape...

That's the problem when you reply to a message on page 4, not having read page 7 :)

Or to keep with the theme - "I didn't get the memo"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yehuda57 on January 28, 2020, 10:23:26 AM
"Hello and welcome to MovieFone. If you know the name of the movie you'd like to see, press 1 now"

Why don't you just tell me what movie you want to see
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 28, 2020, 10:31:44 AM
Who remembers needing to book tickets via a travel agent and then needing to physically pick up that ticket?!?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: jj1000 on January 28, 2020, 10:33:00 AM
1-800-555-TELL
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Toasted on January 28, 2020, 10:57:58 AM
Be kind, rewind.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 11:05:54 AM
1-800-555-TELL

What about 976 and 900 numbers? Miss Cleo and Dionne Warwick?

Sports phone? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_Phone
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 28, 2020, 11:16:50 AM
At this point, we should just rename this the nostalgia master thread.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Toasted on January 28, 2020, 11:21:54 AM
At this point, we should just rename this the nostalgia master thread.
Split off a collect calling 101 thread while you're at it.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 12:13:58 PM
Added a wiki to keep it back OT
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 28, 2020, 12:21:16 PM
Follow your moral compass
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 12:25:32 PM
Follow your moral compass

Did that not age well because morals are no longer to be found, regardless of whether one uses a compass, gps, or any other type of handheld device?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on January 28, 2020, 12:33:50 PM
Did that not age well because morals are no longer to be found, regardless of whether one uses a compass, gps, or any other type of handheld device?
C: All of the above.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 28, 2020, 12:38:31 PM
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 12:40:40 PM
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

Didn't age well because you're the LMS and there are no others?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 28, 2020, 12:54:21 PM

Help! We ran out of ticker tape
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 12:59:23 PM
Help! We ran out of ticker tape
Would you like me to FedEx some to you.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 01:23:14 PM
Would you like me to FedEx some to you.

People still fedex?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 28, 2020, 01:28:11 PM
People still fedex?
Just did today.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: gozalim on January 28, 2020, 01:32:45 PM
People still fedex?
mostly amazon
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 28, 2020, 01:53:50 PM
if you can't do the time, don't do the crime
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 01:55:40 PM
if you can't do the time, don't do the crime

I guess that's an improperly aged NY phrase given the recent "reforms" which make "doing the time" a non-issue.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 01:57:43 PM
People still fedex?

Those that live in Memphis, TN or those that business in areas properly served by FedEx.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 02:01:21 PM
mostly amazon

Except when they feel it's critical for packages to be delivered.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 28, 2020, 03:04:53 PM
People still fedex?

LOL - should've wrote - 'Why is this a phrase that hasn't aged, people still fedex?'

 ;D
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 28, 2020, 10:33:32 PM
I guess that's an improperly aged NY phrase given the recent "reforms" which make "doing the time" a non-issue.

Case in point:

https://nypost.com/2020/01/28/long-island-judge-ignores-bail-law-refuses-release-of-menace-to-society/
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 28, 2020, 10:37:32 PM
Case in point:
Wrong thread.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: chevron on January 28, 2020, 11:36:15 PM
Oh man, who remembers a free Yahoo voicemail account or college club.

I actually collect called to Israel in my youth.

Or freeway for free long distance calls.

It's actually how I heard about Frank McCourt and his memoir Angela's ashes.

"You can't come in with roller blades on".
But I see roller blades are making a comeback
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: chevron on January 28, 2020, 11:37:22 PM
"do you have change for a dollar ?".

"Do you know the time?"

"Mind if I borrow the sports section?"

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2020, 11:40:15 PM
Or freeway for free long distance calls.
Nothing worse than listening to a bunch of ads and then nobody answered the call.
I started calling collect just to make sure someone was there to reject the call and answer the freeway call :D
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 29, 2020, 06:38:40 AM
"Mind if I borrow the sports section?"
Classic
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 09:11:03 AM
The clock is ticking
Itís coming down to the wire
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 11:23:23 AM
"do you have change for a dollar ?".
....
"Mind if I borrow the sports section?"

These two are wiki worthy. Added.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 11:24:38 AM
The clock is ticking
Itís coming down to the wire

How are these obsolete? People still have ticking watches and wall clocks?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on January 29, 2020, 11:51:49 AM
Did we pay the Keyspan bill?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 29, 2020, 12:03:58 PM
We need a thread for phrases we never heard before but you did.  :)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: chevron on January 29, 2020, 12:24:51 PM
"hey taxi!"

"Can you take a small box for me to Israel "

"Anything interesting come in the mail today "
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: CountValentine on January 29, 2020, 12:34:40 PM
"hey taxi!"

"Can you take a small box for me to Israel "

"Anything interesting come in the mail today "
Should have stopped at:  :)
"Mind if I borrow the sports section?"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ExGingi on January 29, 2020, 01:13:08 PM
Did we pay the Keyspan bill?

Was the the new name for Brooklyn Union Gas?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 01:33:47 PM
How are these obsolete? People still have ticking watches and wall clocks?

I canít remember the last time I heard a clock/watch ticking.

The other one has to do with the horse racing finish line. 
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 01:46:22 PM
I canít remember the last time I heard a clock/watch ticking.
I still have seen one or two clocks that tick. Watches too.


The other one has to do with the horse racing finish line.
they still race horses don't they? (Even if they do it with robots)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: etech0 on January 29, 2020, 01:54:11 PM
I canít remember the last time I heard a clock/watch ticking.

I just checked, mine does
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
I still have seen one or two clocks that tick. Watches too.

So have I, but I've also seen record players being used more recently than that.

Quote
they still race horses don't they? (Even if they do it with robots)

They do, but they don't decide the winner with a wire anymore.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on February 04, 2020, 01:06:48 PM
Or a bell that doesn't ring
Like a plane without a pilot,
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: etech0 on February 04, 2020, 01:27:33 PM
A bell that isn't ring (https://ring.com/)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: as2 on February 04, 2020, 01:31:21 PM
A bell that isn't ring (https://ring.com/)
And here I thought you just made a grammatical error.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: etech0 on February 04, 2020, 01:43:04 PM
And here I thought you just made a grammatical error.
tsk tsk
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: yuneeq on February 04, 2020, 04:12:21 PM
Credit card churning
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on February 04, 2020, 07:13:35 PM
Credit card churning
or entering the cockpit
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: thaber on February 05, 2020, 12:03:16 AM
Was it really that long ago that this changed?
In lax you could do this till a year or two ago
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Shmobaum on February 05, 2020, 09:05:48 AM
ďCashĒ (in all applications)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: th0306 on February 05, 2020, 10:41:16 AM
Nothing worse than listening to a bunch of ads and then nobody answered the call.
I started calling collect just to make sure someone was there to reject the call and answer the freeway call :D
What's that?
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yonah on February 07, 2020, 09:17:31 AM
Saw this on someone's facebook post:
Quote
My daughter asked Alexa to play her favorite song. I said to her -'you know when I was your age, I'd have to continually call the radio station until I got through, then wait on hold for 30 minutes until I finally got on with the DJ to request my song. Then I would need to run over to my boom box and hit record so that I could tape the request and the song on a casette'. To which she replied:" Mom, I don't understand a single thing you just said"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on March 24, 2020, 10:23:47 PM
Let's go out for dinner tonight
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: whYME on March 24, 2020, 10:25:54 PM
Or even just
go out
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: TimT on March 24, 2020, 10:33:50 PM
The Count might wanna eat this one up
You need to get out more!
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on March 24, 2020, 10:35:09 PM
The Count might wanna eat this one up
[/quote]
I definitely do!
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: jj1000 on March 24, 2020, 11:33:41 PM
Give me skin

Up top

High five

Etc.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: jj1000 on March 24, 2020, 11:36:33 PM
How was school today?

Traffic is the worst.

My commute was brutal today.

I wish I spent more time at home.

Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 24, 2020, 11:38:17 PM
"No, it's not possible for you to do this job remotely"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: TimT on March 24, 2020, 11:42:17 PM
ďLetís shake on itĒ
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: aygart on March 24, 2020, 11:44:01 PM
"No, it's not possible for you to do this job remotely"
Also
"This can be done remotely just as well"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: Yehuda57 on March 24, 2020, 11:46:22 PM
"it wouldn't kill you to visit your Bubby once in a while, sheifeleh"
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: ltttc on March 24, 2020, 11:47:15 PM
Let's talk when we meet
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: junion on April 03, 2020, 03:01:08 PM
Back to square one
originally used for broadcasting soccer matches. they would divide the pitch into squares and the goalmouth was square one.
(Non-corona related)
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: EliJelly on April 03, 2020, 03:14:56 PM
Smell if the milk is fresh.
Title: Re: Phrases that Haven't Aged Well
Post by: grodnoking on April 03, 2020, 03:51:45 PM
Smell if the milk is fresh.
If anything I use(d) it more. I couldnt smell it so I'd ask someone else to smell it for me.