Things We No Longer Say

Here’s a list of things you might say to a kid and they would have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about:

  • Why don’t you put a stack of “45’s” on the “hi-fi?”
  • I can’t take your picture tonight, I forgot the “flash cubes.”
  • Do you kids want to see a “double feature” at the “drive-in?”
  • Who wants to play a game of Pong?
  • Ethyl is just 29 cents a gallon.
  • Smell the purple ink on the “ditto” paper.
  • You just heat up the oil first, add the popcorn and shake the pan over the burner.
  • Get your “skate key,” take apart your metal skates and nail them to a 2×4.
  • Just stick your arm “straight” out the window for a left turn; for a right turn just angle your arm upward.
  • That’s the “minute” hand and the other one’s the “hour” hand.

I’m sure you can add a few, and we would love to hear yours. email me at

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