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Lost Words Of Our Youth Friday Funnies #233

Todays Friday Funnies is not a joke as such, but a whimsical look how some words that have been part of our vocabulary seem to be disappearing. It seems such a shame too because some of them are so ‘picturesque’? They sort of just rolled off your tongue. I’m not quite sure of the word to use. Maybe one of you guys can help me out.  :tongue_laugh_ee:


Heavens to Murgatroyd!

Would you believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word Lost words of our youth heavens to murgatroydmurgatroyd?

Lost Words from our childhood: Words gone as fast as the buggy whip! Sad really!

The other day a not so elderly (65) (I say 75) lady said something to her son about driving a Jalopy
and he looked at her quizzically and said “What the heck is a Jalopy?
Oh, Oh a new phrase! He never heard of the word jalopy!!
She knew she was old but not that old.

Well, I hope you are Hunky Dory 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 had a lot of moxie.
We’d put on our best bib and tucker to straighten up and fly right.

Heavens to Betsy!
Gee whillikers!
Jumping Jehoshaphat!
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 knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be swell,
but when’s the last time anything was swell?

Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.
and of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers.
Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore.

We 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! we discover 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
We blink, and they’re gone. Where have all those phrases gone?

Long gone: Pshaw,
The milkman did it.
Hey! It’s your nickel.

Don’t forget to pull the chain.
Knee high to a grasshopper.

Well, Fiddlesticks!
Going like sixty.
I’ll see you in the funny papers.
Don’t take any wooden nickels.

It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has liver pills.
This can be disturbing stuff !

We of 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.
It’s one of the greatest advantages of aging.

See ya later, alligator!

And now for a few real laughs. I love this next video, which apparently is a commercial of some kind. What I love about it is it shows how women have the same sort of drive that blokes have when it comes to perving.  :angel1:

I hope you enjoyed Friday Funnies #133 and that you have a great and safe weekend.

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      Hey Jack, someone actually sent me that video in an email. I loved it so much I had to find it on YouTube so that I could share it with my readers. Sure am glad that you liked it.
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  1. Hahaha.
    Great post Peter!
    You made me laugh. This is really a funny video Peter.
    I agree with Jack that “the part when he about to fully wipe the soap on the glass window: is the most hillarious one.
    Thanks for this post and this video.

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