Phrases That Have Come And Gone

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Maybe this will be fun, maybe not.

Many phrases or sayings have come and come since I've been on this rock such
as "Wuzzup?" and "Where's the beef?" and so on.

What phrases that have come and gone are your favorites and are there any
odd ball ones that seem to be what I'd call "obscure" that didn't last long at all?

For example. Does anybody remember the phrase "racing for Beverly?"

I remember hearing it once in the 60s or 70s (not sure) and that was it.

Anyway, what are some of your favorite sayings or phrases that have come and
gone?
  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    My uncle used to say when referring to someone he found unattractive:
    "A face like a 50 shilling pot."
    Never heard anyone say it since.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Far out thread. I haven't thought about this kind of stuff in a coon's age. Wayz out!
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i hope your chook has emus and kicks your dunny door down - bazza mckenzie
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  • Cool Dude... - Old sayings are knarley...I'm stoked to hear more...faaaar out - keep on truckin' with the rubber side down...that's a big 10-4...

    I wuz kinda hopin' Whazzup! wud not last long...

    And could someone please defuse "the bomb"?

    word, beyotches...peace out -
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    Two Favorites: "Beam me up Scotty and there's no intelligent life down here"

    Actually most I am glad to be rid of:

    My all time hates - Sit on it and Suck an egg; compliments of Happy Days

    Goodnight Johnboy (still pops up now and then, blech)

    Harsh (Tai: "You're a virgin who can't drive. Cher:"That was way harsh, Tai" )

    Mrs. Robinson - now covered by cougar and boy toy.

    Nano Nano - wore thin after a few thousand times

    Totally - not totally dead yet
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      I haven't heard none of these since I was knee high to a grasshopper:

      "you're fixin' to get a whippin'"

      "way out in the boonies"

      "ain't got both oars in the water.

      "porch light is on, but there ain't nobody home"

      "so confused he don’t know whether to scratch his watch or wind his behind"

      "the engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving"

      "uglier than the south bound end of a north bound donkey"

      "naked as a jaybird"

      "when pigs fly"

      “does a bear s**t in the woods"

      "off like a herd of turtles"

      "big hat, no cattle"

      “when the cows come home”

      "that dog don't hunt"

      "don't put the cart before the horse"

      "you can't get blood out of a turnip"

      "more fun than a barrel of monkeys"

      "this is a bunch of malarkey"
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        This album is now available in all good record stores

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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

    My ears bleed whenever I hear that.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      "Slower than molasses"

      "I'll knock you into kingdom come"

      "Same old song and dance"

      "flower power"

      "Coolio"

      And the one that always made me cringe..."over yonder"
      Where in the heck is Yonder???

      Terra
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      • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        And the one that always made me cringe..."over yonder"
        Where in the heck is Yonder???

        Terra
        This one has always cracked me up too...I used to have a boss who would "Y'all go "over yonder" and get that stuff...

        We would always respond: Sure Bob - but first clarify how many is "y'all', and where is 'yonder'??? :rolleyes:

        Over the Holiday, my little Nephew (6) asked me: What's that little pocket on jeans for?

        I said: That's called a 'watch pocket' -

        He said: What does it watch?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Haha!

      How cute! You have got to just love the things that little kids say!

      They're so innocent and serious as they say the funniest things!!

      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Over the Holiday, my little Nephew (6) asked me what those "little pockets" on Jeans were for...

      I said: That's called a "watch pocket"...

      He said: What does it watch?
      And another phrase that has passed...

      "You bet your sweet bippy!"

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    One I haven't heard in quite a while, to describe an incompetent man:

    "Couldn't organise a f**k in a brothel if he had a gold plated c*ck."
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Something from another life is the word “Safe” to describe another person.

    In that little demented microcosm they say that because they’re all paranoid. They have to say a person is “Safe” so that other people trust them. Plus they’re all ****ing themselves over. (Stealing and/or not delivering other people's drugs etc.) 100% glad I left that scene.
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  • Profile picture of the author plambs
    When describing people who work out I don't hear "fit as a fiddle" anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    "You don't have a Chinaman's chance."

    A phrase from the old west in America.
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    "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. -- Mark Twain

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    "You snooze, you lose"

    "He can talk the paint off a post"

    "Just Sayin'..."

    "Yowza, yowza, yowza"

    "No ain't that just sweeter than bee sh1t"

    "If I had a nickel for every time I heard that one..."
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Wow........sock it to me, Steve. What a groovy thread. It's really out of sight, man.

    I was getting burned out on the cats around here. Jive ass bogarts. Then you come boogying by and lay this far out thread on us and I'm trippin' on it. Can ya dig it?

    Just when I was gettin' psyched to blow this popsicle stand the stone fox gets all funky on us with some really rad old school rap.

    Dude - You're the man. You're freaky man, always hip to the groove. Keep on truckin'.

    Later, man. I'm history.
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    • Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Wow........sock it to me, Steve. What a groovy thread. It's really out of sight, man.

      I was getting burned out on the cats around here. Jive ass bogarts. Then you come boogying by and lay this far out thread on us and I'm trippin' on it. Can ya dig it?

      Just when I was gettin' psyched to blow this popsicle stand the stone fox gets all funky on us with some really rad old school rap.

      Dude - You're the man. You're freaky man, always hip to the groove. Keep on truckin'.

      Later, man. I'm history.
      Whoa...Deja-vu...I think I just had a flashback
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    keep on keepin on


    no wait,

    keep on truckin!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    He/she/it is really BOSS. (boss=cool)
    He/she/it is really TOUGH (tough = cool)

    ValleyGirl Speak:

    Barf me out
    Gag me with a spoon.
    Omigod (replaced by OMG)
    totally awesome
    totally radical
    fur shur

    Hippies:

    far out
    way out
    too cool
    are you hip to that? (do you understand?)
    i'm hip (i get it)

    way
    far

    vessa ma coola (kiss my arse)
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    see ya later alligator/after while crocodile

    make like a tree and leave

    And here's an interesting PDF full of 50s slang:
    http://www.citrus.k12.fl.us/staffdev...he%201950s.pdf
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    something about weapons of self destruction, forget the context, but that was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    Who let the dogs out?
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    He couldn't get laid in a whorehouse with a hundred dollar bill in each hand.
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    Dumb as a box of rocks.
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    All hat, no cattle
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    Are you a turtle?
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  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello Steven,

    Very interesting thread indeed.

    "Deader than a doornail" comes to mind at the moment.

    Joe Chengery III
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