Words from your childhood that are not used anymore......

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  • BinaryPulsar
    BinaryPulsar Posts: 8,927 Member
    dillydally, when I would waste time avoiding something my mother asked me to do

    I sometimes still say that to my kids.

  • mykaylis
    mykaylis Posts: 320 Member
    lsgibbs83 wrote: »
    My paternal Grandmother always said "Egad!" Cracked my daughter up every time. Since Grandma passed away last year my daughter lovingly tries to use it whenever appropriate.

    My maternal Grandfather called the sofa a davenport. I haven't heard that since he passed away 24 years ago. He also pronounced "sink" with a z, like Zink. Never understood that one.

    my grandmother called it chesterfield, haven't heard anyone from my mom's generation use that word. but for some reason my mom calls gasoline "gazz".

    i say egad. people giggle. i also say "oh for heaven's sake" which makes them laugh too, because most people say "oh for F#'s sake".
  • MaxPower0102
    MaxPower0102 Posts: 2,654 Member
    I love saying "Gad-zooks".

    Had a discussion this weekend with my daughter whether is was "No duh" or "No Doy"
  • TheRoadDog
    TheRoadDog Posts: 11,793 Member
    I don't hear "please" and "thank you" as often as I did when I was a child. "Sir" and "Ma'am" seems to be fading out as well.
  • JackKopCh
    JackKopCh Posts: 8,044 Member
    I still say sir and ma'am :sweat_smile:
  • JackKopCh
    JackKopCh Posts: 8,044 Member
    newmeadow wrote: »
    JackKopCh wrote: »
    I still say sir and ma'am :sweat_smile:

    Good man. Maybe you come from some part of the U.S. or Canada where it isn't completely antiquated? In the urban Northeast, at least in the circles I travel in, it makes folks turn pale.
    I'm british :sweat_smile:

  • JackKopCh
    JackKopCh Posts: 8,044 Member
    newmeadow wrote: »
    JackKopCh wrote: »
    newmeadow wrote: »
    JackKopCh wrote: »
    I still say sir and ma'am :sweat_smile:

    Good man. Maybe you come from some part of the U.S. or Canada where it isn't completely antiquated? In the urban Northeast, at least in the circles I travel in, it makes folks turn pale.
    I'm british :sweat_smile:

    Oops. Just noticed that in your profile. Is it commonplace to say Sir and Ma'am these days in Britain?

    Not really haha, I just like the words xD
  • MaxPower0102
    MaxPower0102 Posts: 2,654 Member
    I'm not used to being called "Sir", without the sentence ending "you are making a scene"
  • BlueEyedRedhead
    BlueEyedRedhead Posts: 5,169 Member
    edited January 2015
    Depending on what part of the country you're from, "ma'm" can be considered an insult rather than respect. It's what you call an older woman.
    Much rather be called "Miss" ;)
  • donnysoule
    donnysoule Posts: 1,185 Member
    nuh uh
  • JennetteMac
    JennetteMac Posts: 763 Member
    JackKopCh wrote: »
    newmeadow wrote: »
    JackKopCh wrote: »
    I still say sir and ma'am :sweat_smile:

    Good man. Maybe you come from some part of the U.S. or Canada where it isn't completely antiquated? In the urban Northeast, at least in the circles I travel in, it makes folks turn pale.
    I'm british :sweat_smile:

    I work in a large supermarket and call customers Sir and Ma'am, basically because it's the easiest way to be polite.

    On a different tack, does anyone else call woodlice "cheesybugs"?

  • Slateofamuse
    Slateofamuse Posts: 125 Member
    dillydally, when I would waste time avoiding something my mother asked me to do

    I sometimes still say that to my kids.
    I use it with my son lol
  • Go_Mizzou99
    Go_Mizzou99 Posts: 2,628 Member
    groovy

    Simon & Garfunkle even had a hit called Feeling Groovy
  • BinaryPulsar
    BinaryPulsar Posts: 8,927 Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    I don't hear "please" and "thank you" as often as I did when I was a child. "Sir" and "Ma'am" seems to be fading out as well.

    When I was 3 there was a man in my neighborhood that I would take to. I called him Mister. So, my mother told me to call him Sir. I thought Sir was his name. Also, I have heard some women say that when someone calls them Ma'am that they think it means that people are seeing them as being older.

  • zcb94
    zcb94 Posts: 3,679 Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    I don't hear "please" and "thank you" as often as I did when I was a child. "Sir" and "Ma'am" seems to be fading out as well.
    ^these.
  • lookin4gains
    lookin4gains Posts: 1,762 Member
    Bodacious, tubular, radical, rad, wicked, stoked, and righteous. Probably a good thing or we would all sound like stoned surfers. Lol
  • ilfaith
    ilfaith Posts: 16,770 Member
    Bodacious, tubular, radical, rad, wicked, stoked, and righteous. Probably a good thing or we would all sound like stoned surfers. Lol

    I can't even say those words in my head without sounding like the turtle from Finding Nemo.
  • BinaryPulsar
    BinaryPulsar Posts: 8,927 Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    I don't hear "please" and "thank you" as often as I did when I was a child. "Sir" and "Ma'am" seems to be fading out as well.

    When I was 3 there was a man in my neighborhood that I would take to. I called him Mister. So, my mother told me to call him Sir. I thought Sir was his name. Also, I have heard some women say that when someone calls them Ma'am that they think it means that people are seeing them as being older.

    Oops, that is supposed to say "talk to". I was on my phone.

  • Timshel_
    Timshel_ Posts: 22,841 Member
    Haven't heard 'pop' when talking about soda for a while.
  • mykaylis
    mykaylis Posts: 320 Member
    TheRoadDog wrote: »
    I don't hear "please" and "thank you" as often as I did when I was a child. "Sir" and "Ma'am" seems to be fading out as well.

    When I was 3 there was a man in my neighborhood that I would take to. I called him Mister. So, my mother told me to call him Sir. I thought Sir was his name. Also, I have heard some women say that when someone calls them Ma'am that they think it means that people are seeing them as being older.

    Oops, that is supposed to say "talk to". I was on my phone.

    yeah, i felt old when someone called me ma'am for the first time. i was over 30, what was i thinking? LOL. so out of touch.

    i remember another one. "shiny". meaning awesome, great, etc. said only in certain geeky circles.