you remember that word?Would you
believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd?
to Mergatroyd! The epression was popularized by the cartoon charater
Snagglepuss – a regular on the Yogi Bear Show in the 1960’s.
Words from our childhood:
gone as fast as the buggy whip!Sad
I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.
a month ago, someone illuminated some old expressions that I have copied here.Expressions that have become obsolete
because of the inexorable march of technology.These phrases included:
touch that dial,”
sound like a broken record,”
out to dry.”
in the olden days we had a lot of ‘moxie.’
put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to’ straighten up and fly right’ and Gay mean ‘happy’.
were ‘in like Flynt’ and ‘living the life of Riley’', and even a regular guy
couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
for all the tea in China!
in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time anything was
has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers,
fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers...AND DON'T FORGET...
Saddle Stitched Pants
my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he
wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, “Well,
I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!” or, “This is a ‘fine kettle of fish” they are all
that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen,
have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our
keyboards.Poof, go the words of our
youth, the words we’ve left behind
blink, and they’re gone.
have all those great phrases gone?
milkman did it.
It’s your nickel.
forget to pull the chain.
high to a grasshopper.
see you in the funny papers.
take any wooden nickels.
up and smell the roses.
turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has
liver pills.("Carter's Little
Liver Pills" are gone too!)
a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times.For a child each new word is like a shiny
toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other
end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that
once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the
earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.
of the greatest advantages of aging.
us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth...
ya later, alligator, Okidoki, and so many more that have slipped my memory, too.
ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 40/50'S.
ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN.
GAVE US ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:
though, for some of us, that too is beginning to fade!!! :-(
1. You said nothing when Obama used drone strikes to execute people abroad.
2. You said nothing about Russia for 50 years until Trump was inaugurated. 3. You said nothing about Hillary's campaign manager's brother
being paid $175,000 to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia. 4. You said nothing when Obama engaged in military interventionism
in Libya without Congressional approval. 5. You said nothing when Obama greatly expanded presidential power through
the use of Executive Orders. 6. You said nothing when Obama filled his White House with
lobbyists after he said he wouldn't. 7. You said nothing when Obama gave 47 of his fundraisers Administration
jobs. 8. You said nothing about the murders and rapes at the hands of
illegal immigrants. 9. You said nothing when Hillary's net worth rose over $100
million as Secretary of State, in part, because her husband took
money from foreign governments. 10. You said nothing after Obama's net worth rose over $10
million as President. 11. You said nothing when Obama's Justice
Dept. wiretapped/surveilled reporters such as James Rosen and the AP. 12. You said nothing when Obama restricted immigration 6
times with Executive Orders. 13. You said nothing when Obama set a record for deportations. 14. You said nothing when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch on
the airport tarmac during the Clinton investigation. 15. You said nothing when Hillary was fed debate questions. 16. You said nothing when Obama and Hillary lied about a video
and Benghazi 17. You said nothing when Obama's IRS abused the rights of taxpayers. 18. You said nothing when Obama's White House held meetings with
lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements. 19. You said nothing when Eric Holder sold the guns you hate
to criminals and some were used to kill Americans. 20. You said nothing when the Clinton's took White House property. 21. You said nothing when Hillary laughed off defending a child-rapist. 22. You said nothing when Hillary lied about her private use of
a private email server as Secretary of State. 23. You said nothing when Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, used a
tank to kill the Branch Davidians. 24. You said nothing when, on May 13, 1985, a bomb was dropped on
a row house in Philadelphia to uproot the black liberation group
known as Move, resulting in a fire that eventually burned down 61
houses, killed 11 people (including five children) and injured dozens. 25. You said nothing when Elian Gonzales was forcibly deported
using guns. 26. You said nothing when George Soros paid protesters to burn
parts of Ferguson. 27. You said nothing about states' rights until Trump's
Executive orders on immigration. 28. You said nothing about Obama's smoking. 29. You said nothing about the record numbers of people
on government assistance. 30. You said nothing about the number of part time and low paying
jobs under the Obama recovery. 31. You said nothing when Obama had SWAT teams raid a Gibson
guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson
had broken India's environmental laws - but no charges were filed. 32. You said nothing when Obama claimed that the Fort Hood
shooting was "workplace violence" rather than terrorism. 33. You said nothing when Obama ended some terror asylum restrictions, by
allowing asylum for people who provided only "insignificant" or
"limited" material support of terrorists. 34. You said nothing when the national debt doubled under Obama. 35. You said nothing when 9 times the Supreme Court unanimously
overturned Obama's expansive use of Executive Power. 36. You said nothing when Obama dismissed charges filed by
the Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who
were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station
during the 2008 election. 37. You said nothing when Obama released Guantanamo detainees who
then went back to kill Americans. 38. You said nothing when Obama unilaterally changed Congressional
law by Executive Order. 39. You said nothing when Obama fired an inspector general after
investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit
run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson. 40. You said nothing about the 36 Obama's executive office staffers that
owed $833,970 in back taxes 41. You said nothing when Obama Killed four Americans
overseas in counter-terrorism operations without a judicial process.
you are voicing your objections about five months of Trump. I'm sorry...
we can't hear you because you said NOTHING before!!!
is happening right here in our own country!
We must put a stop to this immediately!
Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper, groceries are heavier, and,
everything is farther away? And yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to
discover how long our street had become!
less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time,
and if you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly
mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face!What do they think I am, a lip
I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age
are so much older than I am. Why, I
ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't
even recognize me.
I got to
thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in
doing so,I glanced at my own
reflection. Well, REALLY NOW -
even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
drives so fast these days! You're
risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must
wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view
manufacturers are less civilized these days, too. Why else would they suddenly start
labeling a size 32 waist pant as a size 40?
Do they think no-one notices?
who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank.Do they think I actually believe
the number I see on that dial?HA!
I would never let myself weigh that much.Just
who do these people think they're fooling?
I'd like to
call up someone in authority to report what's going on. But even the telephone company is in on the
conspiracy. They've printed the phone
books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!
All I can do
is pass along this warning: WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!
something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful
indignities. And if God wanted us to pop
out of bed in the morning, he would have us sleep in a toaster.
And don't forget God gave us toes as a device to find furniture in the dark!
THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY