Thursday, February 9, 2012
Kara, a young friend, says that the word "veer" is used only by old people!
I used the term "Charley Horse" yesterday and my friend Patty thinks it is a word used only by oldsters! Patty and I took "oleo" out of our vocabulary several years ago because we learned it made us sound old!
Today I used the term "davenport" and my co-worker said she hadn't heard that term since her grandparents used to say it. I told her that the piece of furniture we were discussing was indeed a davenport and she said that it was a "couch"; I could tell she was bored when I explained the differences between sofas, couches, and davenports but when I said "chesterfield", she held up her hand and said, "TMI"!
How can there ever be too much information? Martha Stewart would understand!
The new REFRIGERATOR GAME is: DAVENPORT AND OTHER WORDS ONLY OLD PEOPLE USE!
RECKON (as in "I RECKON")
PIKE (instead of ROUTE)