Lost Words From Our Childhood? Aaahhh the memories
Murgatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd? Heavens to Murgatroyd!
The other day a lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy; and he looked at her quizzically and said, “What the heck is a Jalopy? He had never heard of the word jalopy! She knew she was old … But not that old.
Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory, Right as rain and as Happy as Larry after you read this and chuckle.
About a month ago, I illuminated some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included: Don’t touch that dial, Carbon copy, You sound like a broken record, and Hung out to dry.
Back in the olden days, we put on our best bib and tucker, a bag of fruit, dressed to the nines or like a pox doctor’s clerk.
Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumping Jehoshaphat, Strike me pink, Holy Moley!
We were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley; and even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a boofhead, knucklehead, dickhead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China or rice for that matter!
We wake up from a short nap, and before we can say, “Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!” Or, “This is a fine kettle of fish!”
Poof, go the words of our youth, the words we’ve left behind. Where have all those great phrases gone?
Long gone: Pshaw, The milkman did it. Don’t forget to pull the chain. Knee-high to a grasshopper. Well, Fiddlesticks! I’ll see you in the funny farm. Wake up and smell the roses
Leaves us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth…
See ya later, alligator! Okidoki.
You’ll notice they left out “Monkey Business”!!!
WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 40’s and 50’S … NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN .. WE WERE GIVEN ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS: LIVING IN THE PEACEFUL AND COMFORTABLE TIMES, CREATED FOR US BY THE “GREATEST GENERATION!”