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Old fashioned phrase - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Old fashioned phrase
Huh. Doing my daily quota of eavesdropping, I just heard a too-cool-for-school kid refer to dancing as "cutting a rug." (Exact quote, "I was totally, like, cuttin' that rug.") And it didn't have an ironic tone to it. I guess things do come around again, don't they?
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jd3000 From: jd3000 Date: May 10th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that's fantastic. Most old-fashioned expressions should never die.

dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: May 10th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's kind of funny, because the swing dance club that I used to belong to at my college is called the Rugcutters. *g* I guess maybe I'm just used to that phrase.
izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: May 10th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is unbelievably awesome. :-D
laureate05 From: laureate05 Date: May 11th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I really dig old-fashioned phraseology. I like slipping it in and hearing it from others. Adds a little spice.
murasaki99 From: murasaki99 Date: May 11th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Coolness! I've been waiting for some of the fun old slang from the Beat and Jive generations to come back, as well as the depression era goodies.

It's the cat's pajamas!
matril From: matril Date: May 11th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
And the bee's knees! Heh, that's great.
willowbough From: willowbough Date: May 11th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Totally cool. I guess if you keep a fashion or a phrase around long enough, it eventually comes back into style. After all, "trip the light fantastic" dates all the way back to Milton.
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