A friend was describing a bum or con artist that had approached him. He said, “You know the kind, he fakes a gimp, gives you a sob story about his mama, he is wearing a ‘Members Only’ jacket and you can tell he hasn’t bathed in days.”
“WAIT a minute,” says I, “What is this about a Members Only jacket. I have a perfectly good Members Only” jacket.”
“You what? those went out 40 years ago.”
“Well it is still in good shape,” I said, sorta mousey.
(I’ve about had enough!)
So I says to my self, what has happened to my world?
Who ever coined ‘Cool’ as super good, done well, it has stuck around a long time. Then someone enforced the word ‘Bad’, as cool. as in: “Man that bike is BAD!” So then Bad became good. Bad was Cool.
(I found it, it’s cool)
What about 2 bits? When I was a kid that was a quarter or 25¢. Also on change, did you ever hear of a ‘case dime’? That means not 10 pennies or 2 nickels, but the actual dime, the 10¢ piece, ‘ats a case dime. Then automatically you should know what a case quarter is.
I had a friend in 1952 who was always using the term “Made in the shade with table grade.” I think he meant it was cool.
At a shoe store do not dare ask for ‘Tennis Shoes’, they are ‘Sneakers?’ or is that word gone already?
Clutch? remember that? Not a ladies change purse, but the left pedal on the floor board beside the brake. Some car had the starter under the clutch, you had to push the clutch in all the way to start the car. I don’t remember seems like it was a Chrysler make.
Anyway my vocabulary needs updating. I have a habit of asking for a couple hamburgers, some folk don’t know that is a couple is 2.
(Ignore me, I am just sitting here lamenting the loss of some of my vocabulary.)
If Paula saw a couple turtles or Jean saw a couple puppies, both of them would say I want them two, too!
Thanks for coming by the log, YOU are so COOL!
Things change and because we must to stay current, most of us do okay but it is seldom fun or a pleasure.
I have no idea!
The ultimate Snow Mobile!