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Expressions that went out of fashion

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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 12:14 AM
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Pitching a hissy - means to have a tantrum

Hells half acre - means all over or a large area I guess

Butter wouldnt melt- your gossiping and say butter wouldnt melt... you mean he or she is so cool butter wouldnt melt in their mouth.

I swan or I swanee - means I swear, but youre not supposed to swear

sh*t fire! - means god damn but youre also not supposed to take the lords name in vain


gag a maggot - means something nasty or gross

Jerk a knot in your tail - means whoop your ass

Bein ugly - means youre being mean or bullyish

Pin money - means an allowance

Katy bar the door - means better watch out or prepare ( Katy bar the door, lets get to drinking!)

the whole nine yards - means everything plus some

son of a gun - son of a bitch

Dungarees - means jeans. I still say it but only my husband and kids know what the hell Im talking about

fit to be tied - means pretty pissed off

lagniappe - means some extras. Im from New Orleans, and Ive only ever heard this there!

Haint - means a ghost




posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 06:15 AM
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I'm really digging the vibe on this thread.

Gee, there have been some swell responses.

Bloody Nora! You guys are the bee's knees.




posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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*Flipping heck*!! page three and no one has mentioned

*spend a penny* or *take a long walk of a short pier*

And who could forget *lovely jubbly*[/b


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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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Blathering Blatherskyte!



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: berenike
In my parts saying you are going to powder your nose means snorting a line of some substance.



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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It would be awesome if people would stop using the tired old expression "awesome"

Let's replace awesome with "solid" now that's hip!!




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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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My grandad was a big fan of the phrase "the cat's pajamas"... Meaning something is awesome, err...solid. Lol.

He used this phrase interchangeably with "the bee's knees".

And we still say "I'll swan." and "till the cows come home."

Eta - I still say "britches" instead of pants. I get some odd looks sometimes. Another word I picked up from my grandparents.
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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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I'm Audio 5000 - meaning, "I am outta here." It was dumb when it started so good riddance. I do not even know if they make the 5000 model anymore.

Not that there is anything wrong with that from some 90's sitcom whose name I cannot quite place.

Hella cool was something trying to get started (NoCal) in the mid to late 80's but never really took off (thank gawd) and mercilessly ripped upon by South Park (Cartman kept saying it in one episode).

Holy Shiite! is something my dad would say when reading about extremist "way over there" in the news paper killing people in sandy countries I vaguely knew where they actually were back in early 80's. Who would have thunk that all these years later everybody knows about Shia and Islam.

23 skidoo was printed in some cartoon back during the Great Depression (I think). It never made to much sense to me. Some older folk and those of us who like to read Robert Anton Wilson will see it around still. Plus it has a "23" in it!



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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My grandma used to say "oh fudge" as an expletive. We all knew that "fudge" was just an euphemism for a substance that looked like "fudge" However I did hear her use the actual phrase once when grandpa came home from drinkin with uncle Pat; fell off the porch and split his "noggin" open and bled like a " stuck pig"....

They still talk like this in Lubbock, Texas.


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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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BLow da mellies on the fote ! = im gonna throw up on the floor..


Drop the browns off at the superbowl = I gotta go potty



You thought like Nellie ,thought cat skat was jelly = you thought wrong. It was my grandmothers favorite expression lol.


Fun thread!

~meathead



posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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The last few posts have helped me to think of some more.

Face savers for those about to utter the F-word:

Fiddlesticks

Phooey
...

Pointing Percy at the porcelain - more refined than having a slash
...

Things of which one approves:

The dog's bollocks

The cat's whiskers
...

Not on your Nellie - unlikely (loosely speaking)

Sling yer 'ook - go away

Sweet Fanny Adams-could be abbreviated to Sweet F.A.[

Cakehole - mouth

Slap & Tickle - making out
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posted on Oct, 26 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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*Gordon Bennet*...

*let the dog see the rabbit

*this thread is cushty*

put some meat on the bone

All that was *off the top of my head*



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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BTW, I know it as going to see a man about a horse and not a dog.

Flip the album over unless you have rediscovered the love of vinyl.

Walkman needs some new batteries because of the iPod.

Are you done with the paper? In case nobody is watching, papers are getting smaller and thinner. Some news paper dispensers are no longer filled up each day. Ah! Technology!



posted on Oct, 27 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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As kids, we used to say something had "gone for a burton", meaning destroyed, broken. You never hear kids use that expression now but we said it all the time back in the day. Turns out it's old RAF slang that they used in WW2, and it meant the same thing. "Messerschmitt gone for a burton..." I was born 15 years after the war, and the expression was still in currency during my formative years.

They also gave the world the word 'gremlins', which HAS stuck.

Here's one for the Americans.

You don't say, "It's a cinch!" any more (meaning, "It's easy!")

But, goddamn it, you still say...umm, goddamn it. Very quaint.

The expression died out in Britain about 300 years ago.
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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:50 AM
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Gizza croggy down tenfoot !

On your bike !

Taking the piss !

Give your head a sheck !

Rats in the floorboards !

Couldn't run a piss up in a brewery!



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Denoli
Ecky Thump! Some of those are obscure


Can we have translations for 1 and 4 please?

Is 'rats in the floorboards' the same as 'toys in the attic' or does it refer to some unsavoury nether condition? *

*such as athlete's foot.


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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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I have to agree with berenike here, a definition is in order especially ;

Gizza Croggy Down Tenfoot.

Please don't leave us hanging...

____

Thought of another one.


Lampin or Lamping = living well and feeling good.

"hey how you been bro?"

"Lampin' bro, catchin' nothing but steaks and breaks!"



Lampin'
~meathead



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: berenike

If I had to guess at the rats in the floor boards....

I am thinking crabs?

Go ahead..
Throw stones from your glass house


Lampingly,
~meathead



posted on Oct, 29 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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originally posted by: berenike
a reply to: Denoli
Ecky Thump! Some of those are obscure


Can we have translations for 1 and 4 please?

Is 'rats in the floorboards' the same as 'toys in the attic' or does it refer to some unsavoury nether condition? *

*such as athlete's foot.



Lol

Gizza croggy down tenfoot ! = give me a croggy ( means when someone jumps on the back of your bike I.e lift ) down tenfoot .( were I live in a built up area from each back gate that backed on to each other the space measured 10 ft . Like a alleyway for parking at the rear.

And give your head a shake means .

Like a clock an old alarm clock , when it wasn't working you would give it a shake !

Same with head !
Just we say sheck instead of shake ( dialect )

And rats in the floorboards is people having sex above i.e. Apartment.

I.e. ( # sake there big rats in the floorboards )



posted on Oct, 30 2016 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: Denoli

Thank you, I think the best part of this thread is finding out the origins of the expressions.

With that in mind, here is a picture of a poleaxe of the sort mentioned in my OP:


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