I came across this phrase yesterday "FENDER SKIRTS".
A term I haven't heard in a long time and
"fender skirts" started me thinking about other words that quietly
disappear from our language with hardly a notice like "curb
And "steering knobs." (AKA) suicide knob
Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first.
kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to
explain some of these terms to you.
They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
When did we quit calling them "emergency brakes?"
some point "parking brake" became the proper term. But I miss the
hint of drama that went with "emergency brake."
a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore -
"store-bought." Of course, just about everything is store-bought
these days. But once it was bragging material to have a
store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of
to coast" is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and
now means almost nothing. Now we take the term "world wide" for
granted This floors me.
"brassiere" is a word no longer in usage. I said it the other day
and my daughter cracked up. I guess it's just "bra" now
"Unmentionables" probably wouldn't be understood at
always loved going to the "picture show," but I considered "movie"
of these words go back to the '50s, but here's a pure-'60s word I
came across the other day - "rat fink." Ooh, what a nasty
a word I miss - "percolator." That was just a fun word to say. And
what was it replaced with? "Coffee maker." How dull. Mr. Coffee, I
blame you for this.
miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so
modern and now sound so retro. Words like "DynaFlow" and
"Electrolux." Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with
for thought - Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody
complains of that anymore. Maybe that's what castor oil cured,
because I never hear mothers threatening kids with castor oil
words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list. The
one that grieves me most "supper." Now everybody says "dinner."
Save a great word. Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender
thought some of us of a "certain age" would remember most of