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#824084 - Sun Sep 16 2012 07:41 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: bloomsby]
tezza1551 Offline

Registered: Tue Feb 05 2008
Posts: 439
Loc: Western Australia
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.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

#952152 - Wed Nov 28 2012 10:06 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: tezza1551]
Jazmee27 Offline

Registered: Tue Mar 09 2010
Posts: 634
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
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).
(1) Young I may be, but even young people are entitled to their opinions.
(2)Attempting to silence me doesn't hurt me, but the silencer.
(3) I must remain true to myself.

#952200 - Wed Nov 28 2012 03:28 PM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: Jazmee27]
mehaul Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 03 2010
Posts: 6501
Loc: Florida USA
I'd rather have some cat's pajama's than have a monkey's uncle.
If you aren't seeing Heaven while you dream, you're doing something wrong.
Dreams allow escape from the passage of Time.

The ultimate activity is the Dream.

#963531 - Sat Jan 26 2013 11:34 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: mehaul]
tjoebigham Offline

Registered: Sat Dec 25 1999
Posts: 2824
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.


#964435 - Wed Jan 30 2013 11:51 AM Re: What words and expressions should be revived [Re: tnrees]
sue943 Offline

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 36791
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
My mother-in-law used to say botheration, or more likely oh dash it.
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

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