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Terms Which Have Disappeared

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by KILO NOVEMBER, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Right up there with "egads!"
  2. Or as Mr. Benny might say, "Yiiiipe!"
  3. The challenge my wife and I occasionally throw at each other: "Curse like you're in a Walt Disney movie!"

    Oh, gee.

    Darn it.


  4. Spelled different, but still 1940s! [​IMG]
  5. A saying that is making a come back, Yippie kay yay! Bruce Willis uses an R rated version in some of his movies, but I have heard the G version in some Disney shows lately!
  6. Really, spelling police on slang?
  7. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo My Mail is Forwarded Here

    The deuce you say...
  8. p51

    p51 Practically Family

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  9. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    "Gosh, Nancy! I mean, GOSH!"

    Line from a Nancy Drew movie.
  10. "Jumpin' Jiminiy Gee Whiz, Jack!"
    "Quiet Billy, there's no time for that!"
    -- Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy
  11. "Good grief Charlie Brown!"

    Is there no end to this thread? :(

    (I say the first part to my friends
    in mock desperation on trivial things and they get the point without really offending them)
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  12. I need "Peanuts" to stay relevant as I use variations of the "Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown" metaphor in my writing all the time - I need that crutch.
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  13. ^^^^^

    "Put 'em up...put 'em up...
    I can beat ya with one paw
    tied behind my back!"

    Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion)

    When I'm backed into a corner in
    an argument which I'm loosing,
    imitating Bert Lahr.
    Other times, it's W.C.Fields..

    "Godfrey Daniels!"

    (Always breaks the tension) :)
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  14. Inkstainedwretch

    Inkstainedwretch Practically Family

    Ultimate W.C. Fields euphemism:
    "There's a Ubangi in the fuel supply."
    Even the euphemism would get you banned today.

  15. Mostly if Ubangi much in public!
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  16. In addition to "Peanuts" the "Wizard of Oz" is a fount of metaphors and cultural references that I use all the time. There are so many that it is always easy to "pull one in" to add a small spark to an article.
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  17. When sportswriter Red Smith wrote a column in the mid-1940s wondering whether some of the dark-complected "Cuban" ballplayers then being signed by the Washington Senators might actually originate from a bit further north, he suggested that "a Senegambian might be lurking in the batpile."
  18. My favorite....drives 'em nuts! :D
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