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    Things no one says anymore...

    I thought about posting this in Foo, or Jokes and humor. But, I realized that no one outside this group would get this. These are things no one says anymore, or that no one hears anymore. Add to the list if you like.


    We will now be signing off.
    Go hang the clothes on the line.

    Jinx, or Jinks. Something said when two people say the same thing at the same time. The first to say "Jinks!" means the other has to buy them a coke.

    Go outside and play.
    She's flooded. Wait a few minutes and try again.
    Where's my slide rule?
    Don't forget to tip the paperboy.
    Leave a note for the milkman.
    Turn on the TV and let it warm up.
    Get out your think and do workbooks.
    You will stay after school and clean the blackboard.
    Today, we will practice our penmanship.
    Make it fast, it's long distance!
    A tube must have burned out.
    Look it up in the encyclopedia.
    Leave a note for the milkman.
    No, I don't have a quarter so you can go to the movies. Do you think I'm made of money?
    Clean your plate, there are kids in India who are starving.
    You come in when the street light comes on.
    Don't bother daddy. He has to read the paper.

    Pinkie Swear. two people, usually young females, locking pinkie fingers, and swearing silence over a shared secret.

    Random sounds:
    Rotary dial telephone.

    The national anthem, being played when a local TV station ceased broadcasting for the day. This usually happened after 1 AM.

    Weekly tests of air raid horns and/or sirens. In my area, it was Friday at twelve noon.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    That's a rather long list; you must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle.

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    Jeepers.

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    Keep a dime handy for the pay phone

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    Pull the choke or the car won't start.

    Get a good job after high school
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    "Don't go out after dusk as that's when the T-Rex is most active."

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    Is there a pay phone in here.
    Yeah, the phone booth is in back.

    We had an air raid drill in school today.
    (When I was younger, saturday 12 noon was when the sirens where tested.)
    The movie theaters had a double feature.

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    "Check your oil, sir?"
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    What do you mean my points are worn out?
    Where do you stock the typewriter ribbons?
    Driving a Ford Falcon=> ease up on the gas so the wipers will go faster
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    Three on the tree
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    What's on the flip side of that record?
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    "I bring over my record player and my 45s."

    "I just got a job as a key punch operator!"

    "I bought it with S & H Green stamps."

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    Weekly tests of air raid horns and/or sirens. In my area, it was Friday at twelve noon.
    They still do that here. It's on the first Monday of every month at 9:00 AM only today we call them tornado sirens.

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    My new cassette deck has Dolby B Noise Reduction. I can record all my LP's and listen to them on my car's cassette player. Cool!
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    Will that be cash or cheque?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
    "I bring over my record player and my 45s."

    "I just got a job as a key punch operator!"

    "I bought it with S & H Green stamps."
    We still have a folding picnic table & benches that my Mother bought with Green stamps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Will that be cash or cheque?
    Good one!
    I was in banking in the early 80's and went to a seminar where the speaker explained how one day soon, we would all be scanning something like a credit card for all our cash transactions and I remember thinking, "Now that's just crazy talk!"

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    "Please Stand By"

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    My computer has 64K of memory and two floppy drives

    My car has a four barrel carb

    Gas is 49.9 cents a gallon
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    " My TV went dead so I tested the rectifier tube at the drugstore. Luckily for me, there's a drugstore nearby that stays open on Sundays. The tube checker indicated the 5U4 was bad so I bought a new one for two bucks and had the set playing in less than an hour. Just in time for 'Bonanza'".

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    I'm waiting for the black & white TV to warm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    "Check your oil, sir?"
    Sorry, I actually heard that today at the service station. Along with "would you like your windsheld cleaned?". But then, I patronize one of the two remaining full service stations in town. Both of whom also have a 'mechanic on duty'.

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    "Number please..."

    "Thump" (the sound the pneumatic tube made at the cashiers desk at the department store when you used your "Charge Plate")

    "This car going up."

    "3rd floor..... Menswear, Shoes, Leather Goods. Watch your step please."

    "Tag! You're it!!"

    "Spud!"

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    Cleaning out our spare room the other day, I came across my old Olivetti typewriter, absolutely state of the art for roving reporters about 30-35 years ago. I carried it all over for years, typing my stories in bars and the backs of cabs. The ribbon was dried out, but I hammered out a few paragraphs. Hadn't heard that ding-zip since probably the Carter administration.
    Weird note: In the precomputer days, we used to move stories by taking them to an airport, going out to the gates and finding a flight going to the right place. We'd give the envelope to a stewardess (sorry, flight attendant) and tell her somebody would meet her at arrival and give her $10. Then we'd phone the office, tell them a name and flight number, and somebody would meet the plane. They'd put you in jail for trying that now.

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    Telegram. Telex. Cable.

    Please. Thank you. Sorry with meaning.


    Cottered cranks. Rod actuated brake.

    Night cart.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    Play Kick-the-Can and say,
    "Oh-Lee-Oh-Lee-incomefree!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    Weird note: In the precomputer days, we used to move stories by taking them to an airport, going out to the gates and finding a flight going to the right place. We'd give the envelope to a stewardess (sorry, flight attendant) and tell her somebody would meet her at arrival and give her $10. Then we'd phone the office, tell them a name and flight number, and somebody would meet the plane. They'd put you in jail for trying that now.
    Interesting piece of media history Velo Dog.
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