Today is Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Feelin' Old

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You may have noticed that I misspelled "feeling" in the title of this article. You may also notice that this is a slang word used to express how someone might feel. Slang words have been around and used for many years, and every new generation brings on a whole new list of slang words to drive adults and parents crazy - just like we all drove our parents and adults crazy when we were young with our slang words. We all had and used slang words when we were young, and we probably continue to use some of those same slang words today. The only problem is we continue to use the same old slang words we used in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

The older we get, the more outdated our slang words get. I never really thought much about my slang words being old and outdated until my son started getting older. When he was just a small boy, he didn't notice my use of outdated and cheesy slang words. Unfortunately for me, he's getting older, wiser and more and more afraid to be around me for fear that I might embarrass him with some of my old slang word usage. I have to say I can't blame him because I remember doing the same thing with my parents. I remember very vividly being somewhat embarrassed by some of the stuff my parents said when I was younger.

Little does my son realize, but in my day I was quite the slang word king, or at least I thought I was. Well, I don't feel that way anymore. So I guess the best thing to do is run with people my own age or older.

That way when I use outdated and old slang words the people I'm around will still think I'm hip and cool.

Below is a list of words used when I was a kid. See if any of these old slang words bring back fond memories for you.

Dude: a guy

Peeling out: burning rubber, spinning tires for no good reason

Blast: a great time

Mullet: Business in the front, party in the back

Lead Sled: a cool car

Bogart: to hog something

Booking: going really fast

Choice: really nice

Cooties: never saw them, but some people had them

Daddy-O: 50s term for man

Flower child: hippie

Fuzz: the police

Gimmie sum skin: to shake hands

Well, as you can tell from my old use of slang words, I am getting older. But the one thing I have on my son is that I can claim to be old-school. The use of your old slang words is perfectly fine because there will always be other people your own age around who remember them. So in other words, keep up keeping on my older, much wiser slang-word buds. Buds stands for buddies or friends for those who don't know or remember. Ha ha!

In closing, please have a great day and smile every chance you get. And in case you've forgotten, crows' feet and wrinkles are nothing more than laugh lines and experience. So please take great pride in yourself, for you have earned it.

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