Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Then and Now 1978-2011

As 2011 comes to a close, (can you tell I'm out of blog material this week?) let me give you more words of e-mail wisdom circulating amongst the old folk. Some of them will bring a smile:

1978: Long hair
2011: Longing for hair

1978: KEG
2011: EKG

1978 : Acid rock
2010: Acid reflux

1978: Seeds and stems
2011: Roughage

1978: Hoping for a BMW
2011: Hoping for a BM

1978: Going to a new, hip joint
2011: Receiving a new hip joint

1978: Rolling Stones
2011: Kidney Stones

1978: Disco
2011: Costco

1978: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2011: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

1978: Whatever
2011: Depends


  1. 0h so funny and true damnit.

  2. Much of this hits too close for comfort...

  3. I can go back even further than that and have it be true. Say 1970. Those certainly were the good old days.I remember my Levis and matching jacket well. I wish I still had them.

  4. Hitting hard here.
    Disoc/costco- check
    hair cuts/heads shaved-check
    whatever/depends-check; unless you mean the 'put in your knickers so you don't pee yourself' depends

  5. Mother Hen - Yes, I think they're the Depends they mean! Not quite there myself yet!

    Nora- apparently double denim, as they're calling it, is coming back. A little.

    Ms C and CJ - Yes, some of them I was nodding sagely.

  6. Too funny! But, before you know it, too true to be funny. Yikes!

    You're hilarious, Toni. Must get your book.

  7. Very funny! I've forwarded the link to my very hip (replacement) mother.

  8. OMG! LMAO!
    In 78 we'd have just written it all out, but the arthritis makes the abbreviations welcome!!!

  9. Toni, I've been sending this out like crazy to everyone I know. Of course, my friend who is at the moment trying to pass a kidney stone might not be overly amused!

  10. Very funny. I'd forgotten "Depends".


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