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#824084 - Sun Sep 16 2012 07:41 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: bloomsby]
tezza1551 Offline
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There's a very useful word used by a lot of Indigenous Australians.. "unna"

Depending on how you say it, it can mean..
"is that true"
"no, that can't be right"
"yes, I agree with you"
"do you agree with me"
"are you sure"

and various other phrases.
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#952152 - Wed Nov 28 2012 10:06 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: tezza1551]
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My mother always describes something that’s comfortable as “the cat’s pajamas.” She’s the only one I know who says it (then again, I probably don’t get out as much as I should).
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#952200 - Wed Nov 28 2012 03:28 PM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: Jazmee27]
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I'd rather have some cat's pajama's than have a monkey's uncle.
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#963531 - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:34 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: mehaul]
tjoebigham Offline
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Loc: Fairhaven Massachusetts USA   
How about "Crimeny!" as a substitiute for all those overused profanities?

The Mental Floss website recently offered "off the cob" as a sub for "corny".

And I'm reminded of two expressions my parents used. My still-living mother still uses "As many (whatever) as Carter has Little Liver Pills" (referrring to the old-time remedy; I think it might still be on the market) and my late father used "Let's Went!", Pancho's catchphrase from the "Cisco Kid" TV show from the 50s.

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#964435 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:51 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: tnrees]
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My mother-in-law used to say botheration, or more likely oh dash it.
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