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Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 11:17 29 Oct 2020
by MickyD
Pogleswoody wrote: Corona delivered straight to your door?? :shock:

I see what you did there. I'd forgotten about that stuff.

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Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 12:20 29 Oct 2020
by mervyn
MickyD wrote:
Pogleswoody wrote: Corona delivered straight to your door?? :shock:

I see what you did there. I'd forgotten about that stuff.

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In the seventies I worked with a collleague who had a weak heart and pronunciation difficulties. So, when he said he was fearing a coronarary we all had visions of a fizzy, frothy heart attack.

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 14:31 29 Oct 2020
by Frank_Butcher
MickyD wrote:
Pogleswoody wrote: Corona delivered straight to your door?? :shock:

I see what you did there. I'd forgotten about that stuff.

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That was our Christmas treat - pick 2 flavours each for the once yearly deluge of Corona. Followed of course by enhanced pocket money from the returned bottles.

Actually seeing the Cream Soda bottle got me thinking about the Polar Bear with sunglasses 'It's frothy man'. But that was of course Cresta, not Corona.

And then I thought - Soda Stream. Was so jealous of kids who had them. As it turned out, I'm not sure why.

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 10:03 30 Oct 2020
by mervyn
Frank_Butcher wrote:
MickyD wrote:
Pogleswoody wrote: Corona delivered straight to your door?? :shock:

I see what you did there. I'd forgotten about that stuff.

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That was our Christmas treat - pick 2 flavours each for the once yearly deluge of Corona. Followed of course by enhanced pocket money from the returned bottles.

Actually seeing the Cream Soda bottle got me thinking about the Polar Bear with sunglasses 'It's frothy man'. But that was of course Cresta, not Corona.

And then I thought - Soda Stream. Was so jealous of kids who had them. As it turned out, I'm not sure why.


You’ve reminded me of a boyhood method of raising funds, of which of course I’m now ashamed. We used to climb over the back yard wall of our local off-licence, pinch armfuls of beer bottles, then go round the front to get tuppence on each one.

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 19:34 30 Oct 2020
by Mike Charlick
Cash or cheque?

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 19:34 30 Oct 2020
by Mike Charlick
Mind that white dog sh!t!

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 13:23 02 Nov 2020
by Pootle's Pom Pom
"Taped"

I still "tape" stuff on the Sky Q box. "What's a tape dad?"

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 13:52 02 Nov 2020
by KeithB
No! :shock:

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 09:29 03 Nov 2020
by MickyD
Pootle's Pom Pom wrote: "Taped"

I still "tape" stuff on the Sky Q box. "What's a tape dad?"

And yet, interestingly (like those leftovers from old phone technology) people still talk about "taped conversations" - and "footage" to refer to video clips, when that term originated back in the days of celluloid or acetate film that could literally be measured in feet.

Even the word "film" comes from the thin film of material that makes up the strip of, er... film. Oh, and video clip. Nothing is physically clipped any more - it's all digital. For that matter, I wonder how many people who cut and paste stop to think that those terms refer to what used to be actual physical processes using scissors and glue?

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 12:28 07 Nov 2020
by West_Norwood_Green
2 star & 4 star petrol

Dial a Disc - remember that??

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 20:33 11 Nov 2020
by Steamer
That'll be 7 and 6 thanks

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 16:59 12 Nov 2020
by Pogleswoody
Steamer wrote: That'll be 7 and 6 thanks



I've only got a ten bob note. Can you give me a florin and a tanner in change? I don't want no halfpennies or farthings mind!!

Re: Words and phrases your grandchildren would not understan

Posted: 18:42 12 Nov 2020
by Ottawa Green
Pogleswoody wrote:
Steamer wrote: That'll be 7 and 6 thanks



I've only got a ten bob note. Can you give me a florin and a tanner in change? I don't want no halfpennies or farthings mind!!


I can give you 10 thrupenny bits if thats ok?