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    14 Jul '14 12:33
    "Groovy" was revitalized in Austin Powers-series.

    "Buck" as a dollar.
    "Fruitcake" had meant a crazy person in 1950's but now means a gay person.
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    14 Jul '14 14:26
    equality
  3. Standard memberlemon lime
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    14 Jul '14 18:56
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Dag gone.

    Dag-gum.

    Dagnabbit.
    Darn tootin'
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    16 Jul '14 13:51
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Darn tootin'
    Can you dig it?
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    16 Jul '14 19:24
    pshaw
  6. Standard memberlemon lime
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    16 Jul '14 19:26
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Can you dig it?
    out of sight, man...

    don't trust anyone over 30
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    16 Jul '14 19:492 edits
    I've been watching Gone With The Wind, and noticed I hadn't heard "Fiddle-de-dee" for at least 140 years.

    Another one, which I remember from childhood (but I probably only heard it on the radio or in books) was 'fiddlesticks'.
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    16 Jul '14 19:53
    "Insert a disk into Drive A:"
  9. Standard memberlemon lime
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    17 Jul '14 03:52
    "winding a watch"

    YouTube
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    20 Jul '14 06:59
    Originally posted by NoEarthlyReason
    I've been watching Gone With The Wind, and noticed I hadn't heard "Fiddle-de-dee" for at least 140 years.

    Another one, which I remember from childhood (but I probably only heard it on the radio or in books) was 'fiddlesticks'.
    And "whippersnapper".
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Jul '14 07:01
    How about "to the tune of".

    As in, "Apple posted a loss last quarter to the tune of 130 million dollars."
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    20 Jul '14 07:40
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And "whippersnapper".
    I used that word in an email to a radio talk show host twenty years my junior in connection with his taste in music. I was amused to hear him bring it up in one of his shows a few days later.
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    20 Jul '14 07:461 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    How about "to the tune of".

    As in, "Apple posted a loss last quarter to the tune of 130 million dollars."
    That's still fairly common over here, I think, in newspapers such as The Times.

    I don't hear scallywag very often these days (maybe in the odd radio comedy or play), although I believe it is a Liverpudlian expression (I live near London).
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 Jul '14 22:37
    Gee whiz.
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    26 Jul '14 00:581 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Gee whiz.
    To and fro

    (Just heard this on an old Eydie Gorme song.)
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