Saving dimes, spending too much time on the telephoneI thought to myself, "HA! They are dating themselves by referring to phone calls that cost a dime... phone calls were a quarter when I was growing up!" And then it hit me -- kids today don't even know about pay phones! I mean, look at this strip from Pearls Before Swine (which, coincidentally ran yesterday!):
Who says you can't go home?
So THEN I went on to think about that ever-so-clever insult (that I'm sure we've all heard): "Here's a quarter, go call someone who cares." Yeah, it's out-dated. Meaningless. Lost on all of my students.
Like the dinosaurs, that phrase might as well be extinct!
So I have a task for you: Find some more "dinosaurs". I want to make a list! I'll add them here as you send them to me. Don't let me down!
- Here's a quarter, go call someone who cares.
- Roll down the window.
- Be kind, rewind.
- You sound like a broken record.