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Times brings changes. This is especially true
of the words people use. If I could go to Heaven and come back
twenty years from now I probably would not understand half of
what people were saying.
I remember when Good Morning America was what people
said when they got out of bed. I remember when a mackintosh was
an apple and a blackberry was something you put in a pie. Some
words we use today dont sound like what they mean. Ebay
sounds like a place to go fishing, and uBid is what you would
say to your friend at an auction.
There was a time when a pilot was someone who piloted a ship or
a plane, and I remember when a web was something you swept off
the ceiling. There was a time when an alcoholic was a drunk, and
a beggar was called a bum, and when someone had a live-in partner
it was called shacking-up.
In the good-old-days a panhandler was not in the kitchen and a
person with pride was considered stuck-up. Now a stuck-up person
The old way of talking may not have been political correct, but
it was more honest and more explicit than the way people talk
today. And you didnt have to guess what they were saying.