Each generation has its lingo. What was once the bees knees turned into groovy and now is awesome. It is fun to look back and remember the words and expressions of the past. Ready spaghetti?
Do you remember when gay meant happy? Now it has a completely different connotation. When something went well you were pleased as punch, or even happy as a clam at high tide.
A person who was astonished was likely to exclaim sakes alive. What about the term lands-a-goshen? Gee-whiz, that goes way back. Well, I”ll be a monkey”s uncle.
Someone who was off their rocker was mad as a hatter, not playing with a full deck, a complete numskull and ready for the funny farm. On the other hand, you could be sharp as a tack.
Mum”s the word. Keep it close to your chest. Hearing a doozy straight from the horse”s mouth may put you in such a tizzy that you let the cat out of the bag. A cock-and-bull story is likely to spread like wildfire. Better to let sleeping dogs lie than entice people to pick up their ears. Gossip is usually full of malarkey.
A wiseguy was called a smart aleck or smarty-pants. A good-looking guy was a dream boat. A gal was called a dish. She could be persnickety and still keep her dance card full, staying out on a Saturday night until the cows came home.
If you had the Midas touch your money could help you live high on the hog and buy something for an arm and a leg. Hard workers would get it by hook or by crook or just make it by the skin of their teeth.
When manna from heaven falls, you are in like Flynn. But a fool and his money are soon parted when falling for a pig in a poke. It doesn”t matter whether hoisted by your own petard or you can pass the buck. Golly, it”s hard to keep your chin up when you are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Does anybody get lumbago anymore? Of course they do. This is an old-fashioned term for lower back pain. I bet it was harder to find a chiropractor back in the olden days. Scrivener”s palsy might be a thing of the past. After all, who uses a feather pen and ink well anymore? BlackBerry thumb is more common these days.
It just goes to show you, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Stay cool, and don”t be a fuddy duddy.
For all of your senior care needs in Monroe Township NJ and the surrounding areas call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 720-0081.
Home to Stay Senior Care Solutions is owned and operated by the Dubler and Skole Families and was started because of experiences they had with their own Families. In one situation Mom was living alone and had a fall. It was not until this fall that the family realized they were unprepared.
When it was time for their Mom to come home, she needed companion and personal care to assist her and prevent another accident. Like most people in this situation, they were confused and did not know where to go for help. It was this life-changing experience that lead to starting a home care company that is focused on enabling those who wish to stay at home and age in place.
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