I couldn't sleep last night, and this popped into my mind. My Mom will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Growing up, I remember she'd use words and phrases you just don't hear any more, stuff from her "generation" that didn't really transition into today's lingo. I always found it endearing, and to this day, she still cracks me up with stuff like that. Some examples: "earthy". My best friend's Dad was extremely outgoing, loud, and flirty with the ladies. He also cussed a lot, and said what was on his mind....I hero worshipped the guy. Mom used to say "That Bob, he's 'earthy'. " Cracked me up. "dungarees": Mom grew up in New England, and used to substitute "dungarees" for nearly any type of pants (jeans, slacks, etc). "We need to go buy you new dungarees for school" I've got a bunch more, but wondered if any GTers had similiar experiences with "old school" terminology?