Friday, March 18, 2011

Geezer Words

Do you recollect the word dungarees? If you're a baby boomer, like me, you'll remember. Today dungarees are called jeans. How about church keys? We used those to open pry-off caps on beverage bottles. I don't think they have pry-off caps anymore. The only thing I see at the stores are twist-off caps.

My 18-year-old granddaughter, Ivey, was momentarily baffled when I mentioned how much I like listening to old records on my 1968 stereo record player. "Oh", she said, "Now we've got CDs with CD players." Well, guess what, Miss Ivey, I have one of those too.

Instead of saying I have a pair of gym shoes, now I say, "Look, a new pair of Nikes!" (Or whatever brand you prefer.) I remember having a pair of high topped sneakers I wore to gym class. Now I have a pair of bright plaid high tops that Ivey helped me pick out. Some of those styles do come back.

Last, but not least, is the good old typewriter. Egads! I went through a lot of correcting tape and white out b.c. (before computers). It took me hours to write a paper in high school.

It's always fun having conversations with my grandchildren. We have loads of laughs comparing baby boomer geezer words with Generation Y words. Have a great day. Or is it "See ya"?


lightly said...

bloody kids, i have them 2 butt they do listen to the oldies so hey that's a good thing.
and its nice to see vinyl records are back and they catching on with the younger generation.

itsmecissy said...

Nope, never said any of those words Pam (with fingers crossed behind my back) :D

Kids and Grandkids, we need them around to keep us young.

Randy Johnson said...

Geez you make me feel old. I think I need to go lie down on the davenport.

Pamela Beers. said...

Kids are great...they keep you young!

We're not gettin' old, we're just gettin' better.

Randy Johnson said...

You're right Pam. We just keep gettin' better like bottles of fine wine …right up until the part where we start smellin' like vinegar.