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April 2nd, 2003

The Old Phrase Dept.

I am twenty-five, but sometimes I talk like I’m sixty-five.

I do curse sometimes, but I’m more apt to use an old phrase in its place, I’ve found. For instance, the big one I’ve been using a lot of recently is, “Gee whiz.” And I use it a lot. I use it when programming, driving, and making sandwiches.

But then I got to thinking how much I enjoy old phrases, simply because they’re not common. I actually had the chance to say, “Let’s blow this pop stand” yesterday, and I got the reaction I figured I’d get: confusion. “Pop stand? What?”

Do you find yourself using old phrases and clich?s?

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