Phrases we still use that no longer make sense

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  1. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time Zone Supporter

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    This little piggy went to market...
     
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  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That never made sense.
     
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  3. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Maybe referring to an abacus?
     
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  4. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    "Light a shuck"

    Means to leave. Origin: Back before flashlights, people would light a shuck of corn so they could see to get home.

    Yes, I know people who still use this!!!!
     
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  5. Londonboy

    Londonboy Well-Known Member

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    Do You still have The Queen's image on Your banknotes?
     
  6. Londonboy

    Londonboy Well-Known Member

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    I call it the boiler.
     
  7. Londonboy

    Londonboy Well-Known Member

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    My late Grandmother used to say "That Piggy has gone to market" as a metaphor for something that's gone and won't be coming back.
     
  8. Londonboy

    Londonboy Well-Known Member

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    "He threw a Change-Up", shouldn't it be a Change-Down?
     
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  9. lukin2006

    lukin2006 Well-Known Member

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    Queen Elizabeth II is on our 20 still and she is probably on coins as well.

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  10. Londonboy

    Londonboy Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
    "probably on coins"?
    Does this mean You're so rich You never bother with them?
     
  11. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    "Take it with a grain of salt."
    I think they used to believe that salt aided in digestion, so you would make sure to add some to your food. Eventually the expression meant to not believe everything completely, as in "you don't have all the ingredients" figuratively meaning you don't have all the facts.
     
  12. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    My boiler heats my house and water. A hot water heater is for homes with a furnace or electric heat.
     
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  13. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    I used to live in a house that had a boiler which was the heat source for the hot water tank. Just to further confuse things
     
  14. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone still use these?
     
  15. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Why doesn't this one still make sense?
     
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  16. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    I see what you mean cus I still use it too. Just the bucks being deer hides used as currency aspect of it.
     
  17. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    I do.
    especially "change the record".
    in a conversation with someone...topic dragging on...I'll say "change the record".

    CD runs out....play-list on my phone ends....I'll say "excuse me...gotta change the record".

    first thing I said outloud when I read your comment to me...."uh...change the record".
    :lmao::lmao2::flagwave::lmao::lmao2:
     
  18. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I see your point. I guess my mind was focused on things that have maybe changed over more recent times, and that one really hasn't applied for maybe 250 years? lol
     
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  19. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I see in that context of someone going on and on discussing a topic. I still use "broken record" myself.
     
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  20. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    but how bout playin' music at the house...CD...play-list on your phone....when it stops...don't you say...."gotta change the record"?
     

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