Top 10 Antiquated Words to Baffle Your Children
10. pedal pushers
Preferring not to get her cuffs wet or greasy, mom's pedal pushers were perfect for beach combing as well as bike riding.
Pass me a cracker, I am feeling quite peckish having skipped lunch today.
Those new shades are just the right shape for your face.
I love that new frock on you!
6. get up
That get up is not as flattering as the frock you wore yesterday.
I think I'll whip up some succotash with this summer squash from the farmer's market.
Here comes a nicely dressed co-ed who might point us to some hot spots on campus.
When the fridge is bare, we must head to the grocery.
Wanna rap with me until dinner's ready?
1. cruise the strip
After church shall we cruise the strip or check the surf?
I find a weird sort of pleasure sprinkling these dated expressions into my daily jargon, especially around Allie and her friends, who react with mortified expressions of utter dismay. They look cross-eyed, first at each other then back at me. What is she saying? Where is she from? Is she always like this?
Their reactions amuse and encourage my inner prankster. It's the same sort of glee I get from Anne Taintor's stationery. And since it's summer and we homeschool no more, it's as close as we get to educational lately. History and language all rolled into one. If my sample sentences don't offer enough contextual meaning, feel free to cross reference on Wordnik or A Way with Words.
Am I the only mom who is simultaneously hip and out of it? I think not. Will the rest of you chime in with an antiquated word in comment box. I am running out of material.