7 words that show your age
If you call your jeans “dungarees,” you’re definitely dating yourself. This holds true whether you wear them skinny, baggy, or boot-cut; just don’t say it.
Really mom, “clicker”??! It’s a remote. My kids laugh especially hard at this one.
Trying to keep up while holding on to the past
I don’t want my kids to think I’m a dinosaur. For that reason, I try to use outdated terms less when I am with them. Some of the current slang words seem foreign to me, but I want to learn them to better follow my childrens’ conversations. Recently I learned that “tea” means “gossip” and “keep it 100” replaced “keep it real”. Who knew? Oprahmag published a lengthy list of millennial slang words recently if you want to know more.
Some of the old words and phrases are better off forgotten, it’s true. But I hang on to others because they are part of who I am. I do not try to hide my age; in fact I celebrate the wisdom and experience that comes with being 50+ and the person I am today as a result.
The bottom line
It’s OK to show your age.
Are there other words or phrases you miss from years gone by? Please share them in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you!