Monday, October 16, 2006

One of these days, Alice, to the moon!



Alice at Finslippy had a darned interesting post the other day, by golly. Go have a read, including the comments, if you can get through them all, and then come back and tell me what your favourite old-time word is. And don't be lollygagging. I'm very persnickety about my comments and I like 'em to come in thick and fast. Now, skedaddle, you whippersnappers. And git right back here sharpish like. Before I have a conniption.

13 Comments:

Blogger Scaryduck said...

I'm a bit of a fan of Ahoy Hoy, which was Alexander Graham Bell's choice of greetings for use on his newly invented telephonic device.

Alas, it was lost to history as "Hello" took over.

October 17, 2006 at 6:52 AM  
Anonymous edt said...

Alas the link to Alice at Finslippy seems to be discombobulated...can be used as 'broken like' too...one of my favourite words to be going on with.

October 18, 2006 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Whippersnapper is my favorite. I grew up saying 'press' (as in press one's clothes)instead of 'iron' because that's what my grandmother always says. Weird.

October 18, 2006 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

I like 'gumshoe', although I can't really think of any reason to use it.

Oh, and 'horseless carriage', which should perhaps be updated to 'horsepowerless carriage', at least when describing the Ricardimobile.

October 19, 2006 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Vagina Dentata said...

Hysteria and its wonderful history of treatment options.
Gin-soaked popinjay.

October 19, 2006 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Ahoy hoy! Sorry the Finslippy link is discomboobulated. I'm just a whippersnapper who has some HTML issues to press out. Don't call a gumshoe. I'll just get my HTML guru buddy to come over in his horseless carriage, if that gin-soaked popinjay will show up.

But hysteria? Too modern for this granny.

October 19, 2006 at 10:21 PM  
Anonymous TC said...

I quite like "footpad"...oh, hang on, don't Scholl make them?

October 20, 2006 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Richard Seamon said...

My Grandma used ask us if we would like "a egg boiled" with a short "a". I still say that now.

October 20, 2006 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Ricardipus said...

Along the lines of 'hysteria', I always liked diseases caused by 'bad vapours' and 'ill humours'. And of course, 'consumption' which used to be the term for TB.

All good. Not useful, but good.

October 21, 2006 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Ordinary Janet said...

Thanks for the link! Interesting! I use "dagnabbit" sometimes in my blog, and other "old timey" words. They're colorful and more fun than what kids today invent. "phat"-ugh.

October 22, 2006 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

I'd join you, but I have to go and have a hairdo in my new twinset.

Much more modern, me.

P.S. I'm back! Did you miss me?

October 23, 2006 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

I have two modern versions of the twinset and I plan to wear one when I get my hair done at the beauty parlour on Thursday.

She's back! She's back! *runs around room, flapping arms*

Miss you? Oh, maybe a little..

*resumes flapping*

October 24, 2006 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Sorry, didn't make it to the end of her comments... I do like using a few old Portuguese expressions every now and then though. It usually makes people stop on their tracks.

October 24, 2006 at 11:34 AM  

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