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NanKate Thu 18-Jul-19 10:51:04

I often find I use words not used be today's youngsters such as,

Super
Gosh
Okey Dokey
Budge up

What words do you use that are no longer in fashion ?

boheminan Thu 18-Jul-19 10:54:19

crikey, hoo-ha, blimey

Greenfinch Thu 18-Jul-19 10:55:36

DH says vacation

Bridgeit Thu 18-Jul-19 11:00:09

I have a couple oft used sentences:
You will be laughing the other side of your face in a minute
And
That’ll wipe the smile of your face.
( obviously it was a crime to be cheerful back in the day😄!)

Bridgeit Thu 18-Jul-19 11:01:59

Ohhps I should have said ‘Obvs ‘ which is the modern term for obviously ( obviously 🙄😄)

jenpax Thu 18-Jul-19 11:03:07

My daughter (early 30’s) still says blimey!

Bellanonna Thu 18-Jul-19 11:05:29

Blimey O’Riley (Reilly?)

Teetime Thu 18-Jul-19 11:07:14

Frocks for dresses
Stove for cooker
Pictures for cinema
Maiden/clothes horse for airer
and a host of old fashioned sayings.

eazybee Thu 18-Jul-19 11:08:17

cripes
jolly good
great fun
smashing
sooper -dooper
trendy
in with the in crowd

Auntieflo Thu 18-Jul-19 11:08:40

Hells bells and buckets of blood

EllanVannin Thu 18-Jul-19 11:10:22

Blimey is one I use often.
Good Lord.
Spiffing---in answer to an elderly neighbour.
Dear me.

It'll either rain or go dark before morning.

MissAdventure Thu 18-Jul-19 11:14:21

Disco, LP, and "going to the pictures" is slowly fading away, I think.

vena11 Thu 18-Jul-19 11:16:26

Wireless for the radio

MissAdventure Thu 18-Jul-19 11:21:54

My grandsons thought it strange that their mum said "lets see what's on the box" when she put the tv on.
They didn't know why she said it, but I suppose she got it from me.

Apricity Thu 18-Jul-19 11:49:46

I used the expression that everything would be "hunky dory" to my two eldest grandsons and they just fell about laughing and now cheekily ask me if everything will be "hunky dory" with such a twinkle in their eyes.

Bellanonna Thu 18-Jul-19 11:52:30

Railway station. I don’t say train station

Bellanonna Thu 18-Jul-19 11:53:45

The hit parade (I don’t still say that as I don’t take an interest in “the charts”)

lemongrove Thu 18-Jul-19 12:14:06

Gosh
Blimey
It’s being so cheerful keeps them going ( said of gloomy people.)
It’ll see us out ( said with an air of smugness.)

lemongrove Thu 18-Jul-19 12:15:21

Hold onto your hat!
Hold your horses
Home James and don’t spare the horses

Framilode Thu 18-Jul-19 12:17:47

Chum as in friend.
Crumbs
Gosh
Golly
Courting
Blast it

travelsafar Thu 18-Jul-19 12:18:49

Toodle Pip for goodbye!!!

Mangelwurzle for turnips!!! lol

Tickety Boo for Ok.

Glammy57 Thu 18-Jul-19 12:26:31

Crikey, oops/oopsie, frock, telephone, loo, oh my goodnes, spiffing.

BradfordLass72 Thu 18-Jul-19 13:06:41

"It's being so cheerful as keeps me going" used to be said by Mona Lott, in ITMA.

'Oh my giddy aunt' and 'Oh my goodness!' and 'Oh, for goodness sake!' and 'Blimey' all frequently said by me.

Pinny for apron (does anyone but me still wear them?)
Spuds for potatoes (you don't hear it in NZ)
Throstle for Thrush
Britches
'stop faffing about'
And I once nearly caused a mass evacuation when, instead of saying I wanted to plug in a heater, I told the office manager, 'I'm trying to start the fire.'
I still call a heater, a fire.

Sara65 Thu 18-Jul-19 13:20:00

When the sun started to go down, my dad always said it was getting dumpsy

Sara65 Thu 18-Jul-19 13:26:02

My grandpa always referred to us girls as little maids, my husband still refers to the cinema as the Picture Palace, which my children find hysterically funny