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 Posted:   Oct 24, 2015 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

I still hear students talking about "filming" something or "taping" something even though they are using digital cameras.

Also, for any aging journalists out there, when was the last time you heard someone say, "Hand me that pica pole."

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2015 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Metryq   (Member)

Also, for any aging journalists out there, when was the last time you heard someone say, "Hand me that pica pole."

How many people still think there's lead in pencils?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2015 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

A knock at the door followed by "Telegram."

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2015 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Metryq   (Member)

Boffo, JEC. I'd hear it all the time on the old Bugs Bunny cartoons, but never in real life.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2015 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Also, for any aging journalists out there, when was the last time you heard someone say, "Hand me that pica pole."

How many people still think there's lead in pencils?


Linus of "Peanuts" taught us kids that it is actually Bavarian clay with Madagascar graphite.

And I've never forgotten!

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2015 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Felix Unger was willing to blow winning Password just to tell us it was "graphite!"

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2016 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

"Tune In" to watch a TV show.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2016 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

"What's on the other side?"

From the (very) far off days when there was only two or three TV channels (UK)

"I'll give you a ring".

I still say that (& hear it), but how many phones actually ring these days?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2016 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Ahhh, you people are getting to "sound like a broken record."

Ron Burbella


I used that phrase recently with a young teen and realized they wouldnt know what I meant, but they said their parents used it. I guess when you're married or a parent, the applicable situation occurs frequently.wink

"The printed word" should be replaced with "the pixelated word."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2016 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

"Tune In" to watch a TV show.


As far as I know, TVs still have tuners--digital though they may be. But saying "Don't touch that dial!" is a phrase that should have gone out when electronic analog tuners became ubiquitous.

Does anyone remember "tuner spray"? You used to spray it onto the contacts of a mechanical tuner to clean them and improve the electrical connection, and thus the picture quality.

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2016 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I don't really care for the term TV anymore, it sounds so last century when most sets were small CRTs. Now with large flat screens, some called displays, it seems video is the better term. I know there's still broadcast television, but with the changes that home "video" have made, through Beta, VHS, Laserdiscs, DVDs, Blu-rays and soon Ultra High Definition, the term "TV" reminds me more and more of something retro.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2016 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I'v e always neen annoyed by the term "White Paper" by techical people. Read this "White Paper" by Prof. Noel Everding. Then they give you a link to a webpage.

 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2016 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Metryq   (Member)

RoryR wrote: the term "TV" reminds me more and more of something retro.

CLAUDIUS: But I've learned to respect you. I promise you, you will die easily, quickly.

KIRK: I thank you. And my friends?

CLAUDIUS: When their time comes, the same of course. Guards. Take him to the arena. Oh, we've pre-empted fifteen minutes on the early show for you. In full colour. We guarantee you a splendid audience. You may not understand because you're centuries beyond anything as crude as television.

KIRK: I've heard it was similar.

—STAR TREK, "Bread and Circuses"

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2016 - 10:02 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Yes, indeed a great topic.

With all the references to vinyl records and albums, I was surprised that nobody mentioned "like a broken record" until Ron chimed in. I often wonder if future generations watching TOP HAT will understand Helen Broderick interrupting a repetitious Edward Everett Horton with the words, "The needle has gotten stuck in a crack." (Of course, I also wonder what they'll make of Fred Astaire describing Horton's shiner of a black eye as looking "like a sunrise by Maxfield Parrish." But that's another story.)

Erik, I suspect your grandmother may have been a fan of Groucho, who in DUCK SOUP launches into an inimitable monologue upon meeting Margaret Dumont, during the course of which he says, "You know, you haven't stopped talking since I got here. You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle." Then again, maybe that phrase was already in circulation in 1933, and the joke was simply that he, not she, was the one who hadn't stopped talking. Is there an historic linguist in the house?

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

In "The Normal Heart", which takes place in the early 1980's, Mark Ruffalo antagonizes politically and flirts with Matt Bomer.



Bomer's character "takes the bait" both ways, and asks as Ruffalo leaves: "You in the book?" which is now a phrase outdated by technology.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

"social misfits"

I dont think there's a society anymore (thank you, internet and smart phones), let alone a yardstick to measure anyone by.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

"What's on the other side?"

From the (very) far off days when there was only two or three TV channels (UK)

"I'll give you a ring".

I still say that (& hear it), but how many phones actually ring these days?


I'll give you a bell about it, Rameau.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2017 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Everything written by Shakespeare, and yet his works still remain popular. There's the rub.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2017 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"social misfits"

I dont think there's a society anymore (thank you, internet and smart phones), let alone a yardstick to measure anyone by.


We can still beat them mercilessly with it, right?

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2017 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

"Tune in"

I haven't actually tuned in to anything since last century.

 
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