Words you've used that have confounded young people and

made you feel dead old

I just used "emo"

Blank faces

The everflowing tide of culture, man

I once unthinkingly said a trainee should look a number up in yellow pages to be met with utter bewilderment

When doing some IP training, was astounded that an audience of NQs had never heard of the KLF.

Also l33tsp34k came and went pretty sharpish.

I would be pretty bewildered if someone told me to look in the yellow pages in 2020 I reckon.  

Disco 

Call box (and reversing the charges)

vesta Curry

Immersion heater 

Plimsoles 

O levels 

Sony walkman 

was a few years ago now deadcelebrity, but even then my brain seemed to have slipped into a weird time warp for a second,  At least I didn't ask her to make a carbon copy of something...

I actually miss the simplicity of yellow pages for finding tradesmen etc, a comprehensive list in one place...

was chatting to a young blood about trainee days in the microfiche room the other day,  much to their amazement.

I told an anecdote about Paul Daniels at work once, to be met by blank faces from the younger crowd. 

Is my finger on the Zeitgeist?  

*Not a lot*

For those who remember the payphones where your coin dropped when the call was answered, calling home and letting it ring three times to let your parents know you were ready to be picked up.

I was explaining payphones to spawn 2 the other day. She only knows the heritage red phone boxes in the villages around her dads locality as community libraries 

it's SO WEIRD

"in our day your phone was attached to a CURLY WIRE and you couldn't use it at the same time as the internet!"

I mean people our parents' age had ONE village phone!

my mum had an outdoor toilet for a year

the world, man

I feel young people now have too much too easily

it cannot be good for the brain

perhaps hence all this *gestures to everything*

"but if I beat the final boss coronavirus goes away and everyone lives forever restart restart restart"

I reckon we only really come into our own in mid life.

Especially sexually.

Middle age is the best time for shagging - still fit enough to fuck, but experienced enough to be creative. And still perma-horny FAOD.

I have come to doubt tbh that any woman under, oh, thirty would be capable of the high-level bitchcraft required to sate me in the sack.

Hmmm. Lunch was a waste of time. 

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I reckon we only really come into our own in mid life.

Especially sexually.

Middle age is the best time for shagging - still fit enough to fuck, but experienced enough to be creative. And still perma-horny FAOD.

I have come to doubt tbh that any woman under, oh, thirty would be capable of the high-level bitchcraft required to sate me in the sack.

I think laz is trying to neg the younger fettes into fucking him 

Pro bono

Affidavit

Quantum meruit

Habeas corpus

Etc, etc

"Responsibility"

"Accountability"

"Professionalism"

"Self-sufficiency"

"Thought"

my mum had an outdoor toilet for a year

My in laws still have an outdoor toilet. (Obviously they also have an indoor toilet.)

It's perfect when you want to have a poo in peace. And it's got one of those old school suspended tanks where you flush by pulling on a chain, and it is way more reliable than these modern water saving versions. 

Articled clerk

The tea lady coming round twice a day

The partner with MS still managing to chase young secretaries in his motorised wheelchair

I once showed a slide rule to a group of young engineers. I might as well have been showing them something from the17th Century.

It wasn't that long ago, but time accelerates.

Good one, pat. Most of them indeed have no concept of what 'no' means. Pampered millenial brats. 

I have come to doubt tbh that any woman under, oh, thirty would be capable of the high-level bitchcraft required to sate me in the sack.
 

This made me snort out my coffee. Laz - you're a legend :)

In correspondence, I mentioned that a particular outcome would be a Pyhrric victory. 

My oppo wrote back and asked me for the legal citation. I know.