Words From Your Childhood

Which words do you remember from your childhood?

Don’t touch that dial
Carbon copy
You sound like a broken record
Straighten up and fly right.
Control top panty hose
Heavens to Betsy
Gee whillikers
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Jumping Jehoshaphat
Holy moley
Driving a Jalopy
Feeling hunky dory
Don’t touch that dial
Carbon copy
You sound like a broken record
Hung out to dry.
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In like Flynn
Beehive hair do’s
Knickers
Fedoras
Poodle skirts
Saddle shoes
Pedal pushers
Living the life of Riley
Being a knucklehead
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A nincompoop or a pill.
Not for all the tea in China!
“Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!”
“This is a fine kettle of fish!”
The milkman did it.
Hey! It’s your nickel.
Knee high to a grasshopper.
Fiddlesticks!
I’ll see you in the funny papers.
Don’t take any wooden nickels
See ya later, alligator!

For a child, each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age.

We, at the other end of the chronological arc, have the advantage of
remembering there are words that once did not exist. And now they are
no longer heard, except in our memory.

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