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Offline MH

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Old Timey Words Quiz
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:20:49 am »
Not that great, but it only took less than a minute so why not....

https://www.women.com/angie/do-you-know-the-meaning-of-these-17-old-timey-american-slang-phrases

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Re: Old Timey Words Quiz
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 08:43:37 am »
How many words for "bullshit" did they need back in the old days?  fiddle-faddle! horsefeathers! gobbledygook!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 08:49:36 am »
It was a politer time, at least in front of the ladies, so lots of euphemisms were needed.  This was balanced by the freedom afforded men to sexually harass the ladies at will. 

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 08:53:53 am »
That's a bunch of flap-doodle!

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 09:50:15 am »
No respect from young'uns these days! 

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 11:34:56 am »
Back in my day......
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 01:08:09 pm »
I got 100%. I'm not sure what that says about me.

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Re: Old Timey Words Quiz
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 02:54:44 pm »
How many words for "bullshit" did they need back in the old days?  fiddle-faddle! horsefeathers! gobbledygook!

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Re: Old Timey Words Quiz
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 04:49:03 pm »
It never ceases to amaze me that me and all my friends always get 100% on these quizzes.  Birds of a feather, I guess.   ;) ;D

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Re: Old Timey Words Quiz
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 05:53:59 pm »
I've been working my way through the complete works of Frank King's Gasoline Alley comic strip, which takes place in real time. It follows Skeezix from when he was a baby in 1922 and watches him grow. The strip is still published today, so he's in his nineties now (only the third artist since the beginning though, I think). Anyway, I'm up to 1937, and the most notable old-timey way of talking I found is saying you should do something when you think you shouldn't. Like "I should care what you think!" or "I should worry!"
I think that way of talking was still around when I was a kid, but it's pretty much gone now.

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