Thursday, February 13, 2014

Something to Ponder


Kodak moments. . .

Can you name other phrases that have recently become obsolute?

15 comments:

  1. Ha, ha! That started my day off right. Can't think of any phrases right now, but I'm sure I will later. I'll come back if I think of something.

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  2. Thanks for the chuckle this morning. Can't think of any phrases, but . . . when will software companies stop using a "floppy disk" icon to mean Save? We have a whole generation of kids who have never seen a floppy disk and probably wonder why that icon looks like that.

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  3. Timex: takes a lickin and keeps on tickin.

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  4. I compared something to Betamax a few weeks ago and only got a puzzled look in return.

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  5. "landline" almost obsolete
    cassette tapes
    sneakers?

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  6. LOL! Cute cartoon. I guess I'd add typewriter, transistor radio, and record player or turntable. However, I've been hearing that there's a resurgence of folks wanting to buy vinyl records and play them on a turntable.

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  7. I love that cartoon! And I'm often thinking of these things.....makes me feel really old! .....In trying to keep their audience, tv announcers would say, "Don't touch that dial!"

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  8. Not exactly a phrase ...I remember in my son's pre-school they were doing an art project with old records and my son asked me what a record was and then we had the school asking parents to borrow a record player, ha! Payphones still boggle his mind as "old timey".

    Geez Nancy, now I'm gonna have to play that outdated phrase with my husband tonight, hehe!

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  9. Mimeograph. That goes way back. Touch tone. Party line. 35 mm.

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  10. I laughed out loud at this one :)))

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  11. LOL, that's funny, and the commenters above have some good ones too. I went to Academy last week to buy some tennis shoes and the back of the shoe wanted to turn under when I tried to get them on. I asked the young man working there if he had a shoe horn. He asked what it was and then said no, they didn't have those. Really? Shoe horns are obsolete now?

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  12. Church key to open beer bottles! 8 track tapes. Warming up leftovers WITHOUT a microwave. What was the phrase for car air conditioning, when you rolled the windows down and drove 70mph? And a shoe store that doesn't have a shoe horn??!!

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  13. What a fun post. Every year a university posts a list of things/words that university freshmen wouldn't know about. Of course I can't remember which school does it. I used to see the lists when I worked. I can vividly remember talking to an elementary class and used some reference to a word that kids had no clue about. But, darn, I can't remember it. One word that came to me is the return key on a computer keyboard. Makes sense on a typewriter but not as much on a computer. Fun question.

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