Tuesday, October 20, 2009
How did slang ever get started? It's so funny to see that, even words go in and out of fashion. I was visiting my Granny today and was asking her about her eyes (she has macular degeneration) she looked up at the shinny sprinkler thing they have on the ceiling of the rest home, and while she was squinting up at it, she said, 'by chracky' I think I still see it. I started laughing and said Granny I have never heard that one before. 'Oh heavens to Betsy' we had fun all day saying as many 'ya know' slang words that we could, 'bless our hearts'. It was 'sick' (one granny hadn't heard it means good) or 'awesome', 'like' we were laughing so hard 'for heaven sakes' that the nurse came in to check on us we were being so loud, 'holy cow' we can laugh. And speaking of Holy there are a lot of them holy cow, holy smokes, holy Toledo, holy moley, holy crap. Then came the eighty's gargin 'like totally tubular' 'gag me with a spoon' which led to 50's gargin like 'fly me to the moon' and 'don't get your knickers in a knot.' who can say that they spend every Tue for 2-4 hours with their Granny laughing till we cry most days, "I thank my lucky stars" that I have such a great relationship with my Granny. I can't wait till next week to see what she will come up with, so 'keep your pants on' and I'll let you know.
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