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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) 11 months 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) 11 months 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 (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 11 months 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 (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 11 months 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) 11 months 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) 11 months 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) 11 months 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) 11 months 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) 11 months 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 AR LLC) 11 months 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) 11 months 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 11 months 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 Residential Brokerage ) 11 months ago

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

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 11 months 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) 11 months ago

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

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months 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 (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) 11 months ago

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

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 months 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) 11 months 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) 11 months ago