Saturday, March 1, 2008

OUT-OF-DATE

My co-teacher and I were talking about out-of-date words and phrases. This was instigated in our conversation about flip flops (See blog "HOW COOL ARE YOU?"). I mentioned that I had finally got in the habit of calling them flip flops instead of "thongs". When I was growing up we called them "thongs". We can't call them that now for obvious reasons. Here are some other out-of-date things, words and phrases: albums, dial that number, transistor radio, 8 track tape, portable typewriter, full-service gas station, hi-fi, beta tape, black-and-white tv, console tv, tape deck...Can you think of any more?

4 comments:

Delirious said...

You don't take "typing" in school, you take "keyboarding".

Inside Stories said...

My daughters inform me that "blouse" is an old lady word, and I should call it a "shirt".

Native Minnow said...

- Walkman
- Cellular Phone
- Memory stick
- Cash machine

That's all I got for now.

But 'album' is still perfectly acceptable when it comes to describing music. It's all inclusive instead of referring to a single format (vinyl, cd, mp3, etc.).

Twist's Tales said...

My favorite comes from "you know who", and I don't mean Voldemort. Congoleum. Nuff said.