Friday, 11 November 2011

Disappearing words & expressions

  1. Best bib & tucker - best "going out" clothes.
  2. Bob - as in shilling, as in 10cents.
  3. Courting, stepping out, going steady.
  4. Let's have a dekko - let's see.
  5. Radiogram - forerunner to the stereo player.

More inflation

I recently found a receipt from my parent's honeymoon in 1945.   They spent a week at Jacoby House in Mundaring, and it cost them 6 guineas - $12.60!

Petrol bowser

Although this is a recent photo, (taken by my son) the bowser is probably from about the same
 era as my parent's honeymoon.

Neck exercises for computer users

Spending too much time using a computer can cause neck strain, so these exercises should be done every 60 minutes to help avoid problems.

  • Cannibal - someone who is fed up with people.
  • Adult - a person who has stopped growing at both ends, and is now growing in the middle.
  • Dust - mud with the juice squeezed out.
  • Secret - something you tell to one person at a time.
  • Tomorrow - one of the great labour saving devices of today.
  • Wrinkles - something other people have, similar to my character lines.
  • Chickens - the only animal you can eat before they're born, and after they're dead.

Soap Lady

This woman actually turned into soap after she was dead & buried!

You know you're getting old when you feel like the day after the night before and you haven't even been anywhere.     Milton Berle

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