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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Namelyguitar, Jun 5, 2021.
‘Can I have?’ Now ‘can I get?’
Great device. I had an early Escort Mk1 van through a very harsh winter. On each freezing morning when I left for work, whilst neighbours’ engines’ churned, draining cold batteries, three swings on the starter handle and mine burst into life. I think what did for the starter handle was cross-mounted engines, nowhere to easily engage it.
I would like to add "guarantee" and "promise" to that list.
Golly Gee Whiz, what will become of spiffy words like forsooth?
I guess it's not groovy enough to stay around
Sorry may as well become an archaism in a not so distant future.
i still say "ma'am", but I don't call anybody "sir", and haven't since elementary school. Too many people thought it was their personal entitlement rather than a courtesy.
I also still use the term "codswallop" on occasion, when trying to be a little less blunt than usual...
I came upon this one recently in a Raymond Chandler short story. He was referring to street lamps.
I still have this mid-70s camera and flip flash:
Don't give it up and teach a young person to do it, in the end CB and shortwave are some of our last line of communication.
Really? I don't see how you're going to church up "you and your ilk".
I wasn’t questioning your automotive knowledge at all, SM, I was making a somewhat lame attempt to tie this thread to a musical reference, since most everyone’s first interest on this forum is music or at least guitar playing. Of course the B52s song has no automotive references in the lyrics but the title was the best I could do on short notice.
I got that. It is all good here.
Remember Edd China from Wheelers and dealers? He'd say things like that which I found amusing.
A pneumatic wrench was a "windy" wrench. There were others I cannot recall. He would so say blinky light. Maybe.
Plenty of colloquialisms here lost on a generation, but for the most part, I find the Queens' english has been replaced with an inferior subset of drivel.
Nowt within, but from hence.
lack of dicipline. poor education standards. no desire to conduct one's own affairs with formailty.
curmudgeon - applies to those of us who actually respect traditional nuances in language, perhaps it was in reading that we found this eloquence.
When I was younger we used to refer to "Going to the Pictures", or some would use, "Going to the Flicks".
Nowadays it is "Cinema" or in the US "Movies."
In America the entire English language is going straight down the crapper. When the term “selfie” is an officially a word, then you know language is no longer important.
Black & Tan
Brown and bitter