Do You Use Any Old Fashioned Slang Or Phrases?

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  1. Steve North

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    I can't go back to check all the responses..... but.....
    When I was thinking of someone to call on the phone and they called me first, I would say....
    Its your dime, so talk....
    That comes from when a phone call used to cost 10 cents at a pay phone....
     
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    You are a caution.
     
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    Holy Smoke! Gimme a break will ya - You bet your sweet ass
     
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    It's a bippy, Lon. You bet your sweet bippy.
     
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    Hold your horses.....Holy macrolandy.....Holy moly.....Up the river without a paddle.....Back up the boat, blok.
     
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  6. Steve North

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    When people ask me "how are you"????
    I answer.. "If I was any better, I couldn't handle it"...…..
     
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    " Crows are back, three snows on their back " " Go suck an egg "..... this egg one really isn't very nice, is it.
     
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    Here's one that I used with my grandson while his mother was still alive. "Yeah well, your mother wears army boots!"
     
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    When someone tells a story that doesn't make any sense or is exaggerated, I often say ………….
    PULL THE OTHER LEG, IT MIGHT RING...
     
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    "Yessiree, Bob!"
     
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    Eureka!
     
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    Lately I noticed a lot of people when they talk have a habit of saying …………………
    You know something...…….
    My wife is one that uses that phrase very often when she talks on the phone ...
     
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    My son can drive me up a wall when he's telling me something and after every other sentence he'll say, you know. Clue: no, I do not know and stop it. lol.
     
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    I know how annoying that can be....
    I also noticed that some people interviewed on TV also have that habit... It is annoying for sure..
     
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    Also if you listen to some of the people being interviewed on TV, every second word is...….. you know …..
    If that isn't annoying….
    They start a sentence with ……... "well, you know".....
     
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