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Balloonatic

Riding my '39 Silver King 26X
Did you know that or Google it? Your explanation is the same as Google uses when it gives George Bernard Shaw credit for it.

When I was teaching, I used to tell the kids that they could figure it out by studying this. "You live in a nation of rough women."

Both! I knew it but looked it up to remember the Shaw reference. I suppose I should have cited it in the footnotes, sorry teacher. ;o) I ain't no plagiarist.

I wrote a paper in college on how ESL (English as second language) speakers perceive English with the arbitrary rules about pronunciation. There was a section on idioms too... it's bad enough we use so much slang here, but add the idioms and it's a wonder anyone outside the country understands us!

Try explaining "hot potato", "piece 'o cake" or "when pigs fly" to a foreigner.
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Most millenials have no f'ing idea how to use a rotary phone, never seen a payphone (not 1 you buy service for) & don't have a clue what dial up 56k was.
To be fair, I think this applies more to Gen Z kids, not so much millennials. Source: am millennial. Though I may be a bit of an exception, as I love old tech, and I remember when there were payphones at every gas stop. And oh man, I am so glad I don't live out in the country like my relatives do. I think they had dial-up even 10 years ago!
 

Superman1984

Wore out three sets of tires already!
To be fair, I think this applies more to Gen Z kids, not so much millennials. Source: am millennial. Though I may be a bit of an exception, as I love old tech, and I remember when there were payphones at every gas stop. And oh man, I am so glad I don't live out in the country like my relatives do. I think they had dial-up even 10 years ago!
I guess that is True about the Z gen kids but I was always being taught about old tech stuff by my dad. I know what a reel to reel is, record players, 8 tracks, rotary phones, commodore 64s, & cast iron etc so a little bit of every thing or enough to be dangerous hahaha
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
I guess that is True about the Z gen kids but I was always being taught about old tech stuff by my dad. I know what a reel to reel is, record players, 8 tracks, rotary phones, commodore 64s, & cast iron etc so a little bit of every thing or enough to be dangerous hahaha
Yeah, my dad got me into all this old stuff too. He's all about classic cars, gas pumps, signs, pedal cars, Coke machines, pinball machines, all that stuff. In fact, this was my stroller for a short time!

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As for music, I mostly collect CDs and records, but I do occasionally get cassette tapes and 8 tracks.
 

Superman1984

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Yeah, my dad got me into all this old stuff too. He's all about classic cars, gas pumps, signs, pedal cars, Coke machines, pinball machines, all that stuff. In fact, this was my stroller for a short time!

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As for music, I mostly collect CDs and records, but I do occasionally get cassette tapes and 8 tracks.
I'll end up inheriting old cast iron stoves, boat motors, guns which I love & anything else my dad has collected or decided to just hold on to. Myself I collect Hot Wheels, Comics, bicycles somewhat & just misc junk I can repurpose or see potential to use or make something cool with.
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
I'll end up inheriting old cast iron stoves, boat motors, guns which I love & anything else my dad has collected or decided to just hold on to. Myself I collect Hot Wheels, Comics, bicycles somewhat & just misc junk I can repurpose or see potential to use or make something cool with.
Lord knows my brother and I will inherit a ton of stuff from our dad... Personally, I don't collect as much as I did back in my high school/college years, as I've found I hate dusting more than I enjoy collecting. Like you, I also collect Hot Wheels occasionally, comic books (though mostly just Invader Zim,) bicycles and bicycle parts, and anything I can find for free on Craiglist or FB Marketplace that I can repurpose for whatever. I also like to collect car magazines, LEGO, classic car parts, especially brightwork, and movies/TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray. Most of what I collect these days are items I know I'll have a near-immediate use for, whether it's practical or just for play. I don't like collecting stuff that just sits on a shelf gathering dust. I want to read, watch, play with, or just simply use whatever I collect.
 

Superman1984

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Lord knows my brother and I will inherit a ton of stuff from our dad... Personally, I don't collect as much as I did back in my high school/college years, as I've found I hate dusting more than I enjoy collecting. Like you, I also collect Hot Wheels occasionally, comic books (though mostly just Invader Zim,) bicycles and bicycle parts, and anything I can find for free on Craiglist or FB Marketplace that I can repurpose for whatever. I also like to collect car magazines, LEGO, classic car parts, especially brightwork, and movies/TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray. Most of what I collect these days are items I know I'll have a near-immediate use for, whether it's practical or just for play. I don't like collecting stuff that just sits on a shelf gathering dust. I want to read, watch, play with, or just simply use whatever I collect.
Bingo! If I can't enjoy it, can only stare at & dust it then it's not for me. I am not a museum & I wouldn't hesitate to jump on a bike from 1 or fire something that hasn't in years. My 1904 Model 8 .30 cal Remington can attest to that. She then got a full tear down, clean, & finally told me how much powder I needed to make her self load smoothly. Same with a 1915 Mosin Nagant made right here in the USA. It's a Beast in a Archangel kit.
 
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