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Old 08-04-2019, 06:59 PM   #41
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:29 PM   #42
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Even though my kids are married and on their own, I still ask them when I hear new words, phrases, sayings, etc that are unknown to me.

On the other hand, I like to resurrect old words or phrases to use with them. The last one I started using frequently was "groovy". That always gets them rolling their eyes and giving each other knowing looks about their dad's onrushing senility.
Wow I think the only place anyone is likely to encounter "groovy" these days is in some Simon & Garfunkel retrospective featuring the "59th Street Bridge Song". I can imagine young folks today having no idea what it means. BTW you may see an updated (2017) version of "59th Street Bridge Song" thanks to "Simon & Colbert"

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Old 08-04-2019, 07:32 PM   #44
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:16 AM   #45
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Is it still popular to use
"I was like... she was like...."
to quote a prior conversation?
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:07 AM   #46
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"no problem". Especially grating when used by a customer service rep on the rare occasions I have a complaint that needs resolving.
And its cousin, which is even worse somehow, "not a problem".
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:52 AM   #47
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Can you explain keen o jets? I could google it, but I would rather read your view of it if you would care to share.
? 1950's Southwest Washington. Meant great or really cool. Usually referring
to a statement or event.

heh heh heh - absolutely no idea where it came from. Was pretty much gone by the 1960's.
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I started to get a visible eye twitch when someone would use "disrupt" at work, particular in the tech realm, like they were just the coolest thing...it went from the new thing to overused in a hot minute.

Other peeves: Everyone has to be "super excited" about stuff now. The aforementioned "reach out", "ask" as a noun. Oh and apparently it's ok to use Literally when you mean Figuratively? Not to my ears thank you.

A new one with the post-millenials (watch out if your kids or GK's use this about you): Extra

As in "you're so extra..." (tip - it's not a compliment)
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:54 PM   #50
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Were any of you familiar with this expression? I had to look it up.

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Were any of you familiar with this expression? I had to look it up.

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Not me. Never heard anyone say that for the reason shown in your definition. But then, I don't get out much
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Not me. Never heard anyone say that for the reason shown in your definition.
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I get out and socialize with folks from their 30s to their 80s, and I never have heard this, not even once.

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Were any of you familiar with this expression? I had to look it up.

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I got stuck for a couple days with a guy who replied to everything I said with "Word." OK, maybe it was a couple of hours, but it seems like days.
"It's 2:30 now."
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I still say "true dat" occasionally, but only tongue-in-cheek, as in "I know I sound ridiculous saying this but I don't really care because it amuses me." :-)
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I think that any narration on NPR must begin with "So".
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Never heard anyone say that... had to look up the pronunciation.

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Is it still popular to use
"I was like... she was like...."
to quote a prior conversation?
Or “I was all... she was all....”
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