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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Remember when hippie meant big in the hips?

    And a trip involved travel in cars, planes or ships?

    When pot was a vessel for cooking things in

    And hooked was what grandmother's rugs might have been?

    When fix was a verb meaning mend and repair

    And be-in meant simply existing somewhere?

    When neat meant well-organised, tidy and clean?

    And grass was a ground cover, usually green?

    When lights and not people were turned on and off

    And the pill was in tended to cure a cough?

    When groovy meant furrowed, with channels and hollows

    And birds were winged creatures like robins and swallows?

    When fuzz was a substance, all fluffy like lint

    And bread came from bakeries and not from the mint?

    When a roll was a bun and a rock was a stone

    And hung-up was something you did to the phone?

    When chicken meant poultry and bag was a sack

    And junk was just cast-off and old bric-a-brac?

    When chicken meant poultry and bag was a sack

    When cat was a feline, a kitten grown up

    And tea was a liquid you drank from a cup?

    When swinger was someone who sung from a swing

    And pad was a sort of cushiony thing?

    When way-out meant distant and far, far away

    And a man couldn't sue you for calling him "gay"?

    Words once so sensible, sober and serious

    Are making the scene, man, like psycho-delirious

    It's groovy, dad, groovy - but English it's not,

    Methinks that the language is going to pot?
     
  2. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Well it's a modern world we live it :)

    Remember when a Net was something you put your hair in

    And spam was a meat that came in a tin
    :D

    Thanks for those.
     
  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Spam!!!!! :smt078 Wouldn't go near the stuff now. :smt064 My mother gave it to me for my lunch at school 5 days a week for what seemed like forever. :smt104
    Do you remember Spangles?
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah I am not the world's greatest Spam fan either. It's too jelly like, not natural.

    What are Spangles?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You don't get them now Frank but they were a pack of square, fruit sweets with a round indent in the middle - yummy!!! :D
     

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