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Thu May 6, 2021, 08:44 AM

Post a term from your childhood that kids today wouldn't understand.

“Duck and cover.”

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Reply Post a term from your childhood that kids today wouldn't understand. (Original post)
Floyd R. Turbo May 6 OP
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gab13by13 May 6 #2
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doc03 May 6 #4
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ProudMNDemocrat May 6 #7
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NoMoreRepugs May 6 #8
Floyd R. Turbo May 6 #11
NoMoreRepugs May 6 #20
doc03 May 6 #10
Floyd R. Turbo May 6 #12
marble falls May 6 #13
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marble falls May 6 #22
Floyd R. Turbo May 6 #28
Shrek May 6 #16
Floyd R. Turbo May 6 #17
sarge43 May 6 #26
gratuitous May 6 #35
jpak May 6 #18
Flo Mingo May 6 #19
lastlib May 6 #21
blueinredohio May 6 #23
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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:48 AM

1. Red rover red rover send X right over.

Don't see this being played today.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:50 AM

3. Yep! Banned long ago here.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:49 AM

2. Get Bent!

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:50 AM

5. Ha!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:50 AM

4. Pull out the choke

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Response to doc03 (Reply #4)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:51 AM

6. Oh man!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:52 AM

7. That was Boss, man.



I grew up in the SF Bay Area.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #7)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:53 AM

9. Bitchin!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:52 AM

8. How about - "your team came in last and you don't get a trophy."

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:55 AM

11. It was a forgone conclusion!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #11)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:41 AM

20. Agreed.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:53 AM

10. Sir you are a quart low

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Response to doc03 (Reply #10)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:55 AM

12. Check your tires?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:57 AM

13. "Stop your whining".

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:59 AM

14. Ma-om!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:59 AM

15. Ma-om!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:48 AM

22. "Here's a buck, you, your brother and sister go to the Hippadrome for the matinee ...

... use the change for penny candy."

"matinee", "a buck", "penny candy", "change"

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:20 AM

28. 🎟🍿🥤🍫

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 08:59 AM

16. "I tried to call but I got a busy signal" n/t

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Response to Shrek (Reply #16)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:00 AM

17. Yep!

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Response to Shrek (Reply #16)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:31 AM

26. "Hello, Central?" n/t

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Response to Shrek (Reply #16)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:23 PM

35. Or

"Operator? I'd like to make a collect call."

Mom was an operator for Ma Bell and had many stories to tell. Put through a long distance person-to-person call from Ron. When the woman on the other end of the line picked up, she announced that she had a call from Ron. "Ron? Ron? I'm sorry Operator, I don't know a Ron." Just a moment. Is this 123-4567? "Yes, that's my number, but I'm sure I don't know a Ron. You must have made a mistake, Operator. You must have dialed the wrong number!" Just then, the caller chipped in, "It's me, Mother."

Oh, that Ron!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:15 AM

18. Time and temperature

n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:21 AM

19. Party Line

Two short rings, one long ring was our "number"

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:41 AM

21. "rotary dial"

"dimmer switch"
"manual shift"
"carbon paper"
"typewriter eraser"
"four on the floor"
"Playboy centerfold"

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:58 AM

23. The dimmer switch is on the floor board.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:12 AM

24. Fill her up and check the oil.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:27 AM

25. The Palmer Method. n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 10:59 AM

27. Eenie Meenie Miney Mo and

best not to say the rest. Progress.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:20 AM

29. Your needle's stuck

Which actually probably sounds quite sinister...

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:25 AM

30. Would you pick up the needle off the record, please?!

It's not going to lift itself, you know.

Corollary - could you flip the record over?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:35 AM

31. Be kind.

Rewind.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:43 AM

32. I said the word "telephone" to a class of high schoolers...

... and they all started laughing.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:03 PM

33. "Pay phone," "five and ten [or dime]"... uh, "nickel bag." n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:13 PM

34. Hang on tight to your school bus ticket.

Who has the rollerskate key?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:05 PM

36. "I'll trade you a Batman for a Captain Marvel."

Which, of course, only appeals to the intellectuals...

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:06 PM

37. Don't touch that dial!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:17 PM

38. Go outside and turn the antenna.



So we can watch channel eight.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:36 PM

39. Typewriter.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #39)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:59 PM

49. Along with that, cabon paper. nt

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Response to csziggy (Reply #49)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:47 AM

50. ...and of course...whiteout.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #50)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:25 AM

56. When I was a kid there was no whiteout available

I used Mom's antique typewriter that looked like this:



To type and get an image the carbon paper, you really had to pound on it. If you typed too fast, the typebars would get tangled up. If I made a mistake, I just XXXXed it out, no whiteout. For some of my teachers who didn't accept any mistakes at all, I'd have to re-type papers multiple times.

That typewriter inspired my hatred of typewriters. As soon as I got my first computer and printer with a word processing program, the typewriter I owned was donated to somebody else. I've never looked back.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:47 PM

40. Be Kind, Rewind

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:40 PM

41. Olly olly oxen free

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:42 PM

42. lid

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:54 PM

43. Call POPCORN (767-2676) to set you clock

At the tone, the time will be 8:22 and 20 seconds....

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:22 PM

44. "I dig."

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:24 PM

45. Nickel bag

As for, duck and cover, that's what one should do when someone sneezes during a pandemic.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

46. Here's the skinny

(here's the story)

I actually still use this one

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:48 PM

47. Ps and Qs.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:20 PM

48. Who's got a skate key?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:55 AM

51. "Heating oil"

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 08:19 AM

52. Make like a tree and leave.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #52)

Fri May 7, 2021, 08:43 AM

53. Make like a drum and beat it.

Typewriter ribbon.

Wolf

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:14 AM

54. Domino theory

Hell no, we won't go.

Penny candy

Tail fins

LSMFT

Crinoline, pinafore, garter belt, saddle shoes



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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:19 AM

55. From an even earlier period: "On the square."

Remember, children, the Boomers wouldn't understand a lot of terms their parents did, either.

-- Mal

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:44 PM

57. "Casette Single" n/t

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 12:48 AM

58. Three on the tree.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:52 AM

59. Single Side Double Density

Okay, that was in my late twenties, but I was still quite immature.

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 11:30 AM

60. card catalog

jukebox

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