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Life before the computer

I was talking with some "OLD" friends

Yes I mean age!

WE were talking about the olden days where the words we used had a

different meaning than they do today.

We laugh hard as the grand kids do not believe our meaning to some words.

I found this in my archives...

I hope you enjoy it...


Comment balloon 20 commentsWilliam Feela • April 26 2018 11:40PM


Bill, I agree. So many words and phrases have changed but it is because "we" got old!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 2 years ago

Pretty funny, Bill. So many words now have different meanings. 

Have you ever had a young person say "shut up" to you, and mean "you're kidding" or "no way"? First time my daughter said that to me I about hit the roof! 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 2 years ago

This is so funny - and it is certainly interesting how words assume new meanings over time!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) over 2 years ago

This is so funny - and it is certainly interesting how words assume new meanings over time!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) over 2 years ago

It is amazing how our language has changed, William Feela !  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Good afternoon William. And, I must admit to liking those days! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Good stuff William Feela  I can identify EXCEPT for that 3-1/2" floppy 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 2 years ago

Good evening William. This is clever, smart and oh so true. I too remember that time.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

And remember when gay was happy and carefree, coke was a soft drink, and text was words in a manuscript or book? We could probably fill a whole page with those if we thought about it for a while. 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 2 years ago

Morning again William.

Yes sir I do remember those days.  All of them in fact...LOL

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 2 years ago

Thanks for the chuckle, William.  And a great example of how our world changes.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

LOL, I remember a few of these and I remember when people started changing the use

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 2 years ago

Too, too funny William Feela . Loved it! And I'm old enough to remember those simpler days! I miss the good old days sometimes.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 2 years ago

I can see where those phrases truly have changed over the years.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Ah yes.  I remember all those things, and their meanings which were different back then.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

I remember those too and many more. We have a different language and it is constantly changing.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 2 years ago

It is funny how words and meaning change with time. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great day.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (John Roberts Realty) over 2 years ago

Funny how the word meanings change...and generations before have no clue !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

William, I remember (sort of) those days before the computer, and can relate to your graphic.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 2 years ago

We had no computers, printers or cell phones when I opened our first office in the summer of 1961. Carbon paper was used to make copies. By the way, this was before there was a MLS in our area.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago