With each decade comes change...fashion, music, electronics and simple everyday sayings that at the time just catch on for really no unknown reason. These may come from entertainers or movie lines with not much thought being put into how the same things are being said but quite differently. The intended meaning is indeed the same. With a flashback in time, let's relive some of the conversational phrases and famous movie lines of past decades. Interesting enough is the decline in the usage of the number of words as the decades progress.
Remember any of these? If you do, you have just dated yourself or someone you know ...
|Duke Ellington & His Orchestra|
Swingin' in the 30s - 40s
~Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
~Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
~Live hard, die young and make a good looking corpse.
~I have been here longer than I am gonna be here... so I'm gonna have fun.
~Look at that cat’s 'zoot' suit. It’s crazy, man.
Coolin' in the 50s
~Man, this place is 'antsville', USA!~Let's 'agitate the gravel'!~Hey man, I know it’s tough, but don’t 'blow your top'.~You mean your brother has been 'buzzed by germsville'?~You are 'lighting up the tilt sign'!
Movie Line: "Well, nobody's perfect." Some Like it Hot (1959)
|The Decade That Changed a Nation|
Livin' the Spirit of the 60s
~This is going to be a real 'gas'!~'Are we having fun yet?'~Girl, you are 'all show and no go'!~'Big brother' is watching you.~'It's been real.'
Movie Line: "Bond. James Bond." Dr. No (1962)
Groovin' in the 70s
~Let me give you the skinny on the deal.~Can you dig it man?~Good night, John-boy.~May the force be with you!~Catch you on the flip-side.
Movie Line: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Godfather (1972), "May the force be with you." Star Wars (1977), "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Apocalypse Now (1979)
~He's confused again. What an airhead!~Whatever!~Oh yeah. Big Time!~That is totally boss.~I'll pencil you in.
Movie Line: "Do. Or do not. There is no try." Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980),
"Surely you can't be serious. I am serious, and don't call me Shirley!" - Airplane! (1980),
"I'll be back." The Terminator (1984), "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - Dead Poets Society (1989)
|Best of the 90s|
Movin' Into the 90s
~What's up girl?
~All that and a bag of chips
~Dude that guy freaked out.
Movie Line: "Hasta la vista, baby!" Terminator 2 (1991), "My momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump (1994), "Houston, we have a problem." Apollo 13 (1995), "I see dead people." The Sixth Sense (1999)
~Wassup!~That's hot!~Chillax!~Bling bling.~Fo' shizzle.
We'll just have to wait 'til the end of the second decade of the new millennium!