Oh My Goodness!, does this ever bring back a few old word memories and ring a bell? It’s nice to look back though on a few old sayings that have completely escaped most modern vocabularies by now.
Had to share…
“OLD WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD”
By: Richard Lederer (A remarkable local Linguist).
About a month ago in this space, I illuminated old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.
These phrases included: don’t touch that dial, carbon copy, you sound like a broken record and hung out to dry. A bevy of readers have asked me to shine light on more faded words and expressions, and I am happy to oblige:
Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We’d put on our best bib and tucker and straighten up a…