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Too young or just ignorant?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vart, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. vart

    vart

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    I have a 19 yr old girl renting a room in my home. The 22 yr old moved out last month, so of course, the annoying one still hasn't found her own place...:upeyes:

    Anyway, I was sitting at the computer when the girl came in, and I said, "there goes the neighborhood".

    She looked at me and said, "what does that mean?" I asked her if she had heard of the expression, and she hadn't.

    Really?! Am I that old or is she just dumb?

    I had no idea that was such an uncommon expression...:dunno:

    She ended up looking it up online and asking her friends on Facebook about it and they didn't know what it meant either...:steamed:
     
  2. Caustic Mopar

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    Lol. Prolly a little of both.


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  3. devildog2067

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    This just in: colloquial expressions change over time. Story at 11
     
  4. Cmacc

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    Nowadays that statement is probably considered......RACIST!!!
     
  5. Jonesee

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    I am likely about your age. Go back to the 60s and the roots of the saying are pretty racist. Maybe it's good she has never heard it.
     
  6. vart

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  7. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

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    Those darn people who grew up at a different time than you did. I bet they can't change an eight-track without screwing it up either.
     
  8. frank4570

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    Yes. Sorry. And you are not alone.
     
  9. vart

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    Never thought 42 would be considered old...:crying:
     
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  11. frank4570

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    Compared to a 19 year old? It is really, really, really old.
    I'm 46. A 19 year old doesn't see much difference between 42, 46, and 83.
    28 is old. 32 and up is all the same thing.
     
  12. Jonesee

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    Nevermind, we aren't the same age. I am older than you. At 42 years old you never saw the 60s, much less remember them.
     
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    ~ "there goes the neighborhood" ~

    At one time...Many would think of it...`as anything but racist`....someone leaving an old broken down car/tractor etc... in their yard....or trash or anything unsightly or even friends moving close by...usually meant in jest.....Liberalism has done a number on OUR Country with its Politically correct BS......Now everything is racist....that was the plan all along....Guilt for the weak.... to fill an agenda.
     
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    I have heard of it, but I don't know the origin. I'm 24.
     
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  15. Jonesee

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    I don't know how old you are, or where you lived in the 60s, but the meaning came to mean a minority moving into a neighborhood. After which the racial mix of the neighborhood would change.

    Back in the 60s it had nothing to do with conservative or liberal politics. It was a comment on the change in racial mix as blacks moved out of the inner cities and began to move into the older but predominantly white neighborhoods around the downtown areas that were built in the 30s and 40s.

    It was not a joke, or said in jest.
    Your interpretation of the saying came much later. I assume you are not yet 50 or older.
     
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  16. Osborne

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    I'm 19 and I've heard the expression quite a few times on movies etc.


    She and her friends are just stupid....

    <-----But as you can tell from my location racial bigotry might play a part of me knowing because of my area...people are so ignorant where I live.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
    I can laugh cause I'm 42.
     
  18. vart

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    Was it accurate? Did the neighborhoods get worse as far as upkeep and crime rates?

    I have no idea since I grew up in an all white neighborhood that is still all white...:dunno:
     
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    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    You should have told her it was coined by an obscure presidential candidate named Joe Walsh.
     
  20. Jonesee

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    Research "demographic shifts in urban America" if you are really interested in the answer.

    This isn't a political thread, let's keep it that way.