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    Old fart phrases

    The classic line that just emits perfectly that you are an old fart is:

    Get off my lawn!
    what are some other phrases, from your current time frame, or, ones you heard as a kid from that old guy that lived down the street that just scream out "I'm an old fart"?

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    submitted or your consideration

    Turn down that music

    She's young enough to be your daugther

    It takes 3 days to recover from that all-nighter

    That's never hurt before
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    "That'll learn ya..."
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    From television commercials:
    "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!"

    "I didn't pay a penny out of pocket. With help from the Scooter Store, Medicare and my insurance covered it all."

    Ones that you'd probably hear old folks saying:
    "Well, it's 4 o'clock. Time for supper. Come and get it! Soup's on!"

    "Ah, my joints are gettin' achy. Must be a front comin' through. Bet the ol' barometer is dropping."
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    "That's a heckuva tree." - while admiring a particularly large oak

    "...since I was knee-high to a grasshopper."

    "In my day..."
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    (grandfather squaring up two pieces of lumber): "ya make sure everything is lined up just so and get it all pert 'n' ticular" [sic].

    "what are you hep cats up to?"

    "please pass the oley."

    What a great thread idea!

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    My dad used to say "good enough for government work..."

    How about this one: I used to be with it, then they changed what "it" was. Now what I'm with, isn't "it" and what's "it" seems weird and scary. It'll happen to yoooouuu!
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    "I don't listen to rock anymore, except for the oldies station."

    "What's the point of Twitter/Facebook/MySpace? Who wants to know what you are doing every two minutes?"

    "Fill it up, unleaded."

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    my dad used to say (WWII) - don't $hit in your messkit when we'd be pushing it with our parents

    bottle of beer

    when I was your age...

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    "Fill it up, unleaded."
    No no... fill it up with Hi-Test!
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    C'mon and get me you twist of fate
    I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
    If you want to talk well then I'll relate
    If you don't so what cause you don't scare me

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    Why doesn't somebody simply strap a microphone to ofos for a couple of days and transcribe the results? Just a thought.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Back when I was .....
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Ha ha....funny

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Why doesn't somebody simply strap a microphone to ofos for a couple of days and transcribe the results? Just a thought.
    I was drawn to this thread thinking it might be a "BEST OF RJ" thread
    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
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    Where did the term "Old fart" come from???
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Why doesn't somebody simply strap a microphone to ofos for a couple of days and transcribe the results? Just a thought.
    post of the day

    especially since the post itself is a little old farty...

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    I was drawn to this thread thinking it might be a "BEST OF RJ" thread
    Please show some respect for your elders, ya young whipper snapper.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    I was drawn to this thread thinking it might be a "BEST OF RJ" thread
    Correction: you were drawn to this thread because you thought it offered a 20% off coupon to the 4:30 Blue Plate special.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Why doesn't somebody simply strap a microphone to ofos for a couple of days and transcribe the results? Just a thought.
    I knew he wouldn't be able to resist taking a shot at me. Sadly, it probably is a "BEST OF RJ" thread.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Where did the term "Old fart" come from???
    Beats me. Down here, we call them "blue-hairs" or "poly-grips". I am sure I am of an age where some Cybs would call me an "old fart" but I am in denial.

    My "old fart" lines from the past:

    "I'm going to tell your parents" (back when everyone on the street knew what everyone else's kids were up to...)

    "You don't wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day" (from my mom the yankee, it really didn't apply in the south; for godssakes, men wear seersucker down here!)

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    No no... fill it up with Hi-Test!
    Ha! That is my dad! On family trips, before we "hit the mountains," my dad would always say he was going to run some "hi-test" through the engine.

    If you are not carrying a pocketknife, you might as well be wearing a dress.
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    My 97 yr old grandmother always used to say (and still does), "Are you sitting on a feather", when me and my sister would giggle like crazy.

    In the past five or so years, when someone asks her "How are you doing?", she says, "Everyone I can!". Which doesn't make grammatical sense, but it's f'ing hilarious.

    Not phrases, but I still try to incorporate davenport, sneakers, slacks, and icebox into my conversations every once in a while....

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    In the South (including Texas and Oklahoma), there's the ubiquitous "...I tell you what" at the end of sentences for effect. I have never heard that phrase spoken by someone who wasn't at least 40 (but more realistically 50+)(and yes, I realize that 40 is not old - neither is 50, really, but whatever...) and had a heavy and distinct drawl.

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    The other day I used the word satchel for the ubiquitous black bag we get at every conference.

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    My 97 yr old grandmother always used to say (and still does), "Are you sitting on a feather", when me and my sister would giggle like crazy.

    In the past five or so years, when someone asks her "How are you doing?", she says, "Everyone I can!". Which doesn't make grammatical sense, but it's f'ing hilarious.
    Ha. Your grandmother reminds me of mine, who has plenty of catchphrases of her own, which I forgot about. She's about 92 and is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's, but she'll still bust out a few of her classic lines every now and then.

    In addition to the "feather" one, she'll say things like:

    "Don't take any wooden nickels"

    When asked how she is doing, she will respond: "I do as I please."

    "Don't get fresh!" (If we were talking back or something like that)
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    Whenever my dad breaks wind (origin of the term "old fart?") he says the same thing: "There's a kiss for you, Dolores". I'm always afraid to ask him why he calls me Dolores like that....
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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