Childhood expressions/figures of speech

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I just said, "Later, gator" to someone and was kinda bummed he didn't respond with, "After while, crocodile." Does anyone else remember this expression? We used to say it as kids all the time. It sounds so corny now. But I still enjoy it. What other expressions from your childhood do you still enjoy and use (other than cool, which is still very much in circulation)?
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Well I'm not too far removed from my childhood (I'm 23), but my mom texted me yesterday and I replied, "Okie dokie artichokie." I'm sure there are others that I still use, but they escape me right now...
I sometimes still use Nighty night, sleep tight. Ups-a-daisy, oopsy-daisy, or whoops-a-daisy (it just depends). I am not above double or triple dog daring someone, if given a good reason to. People are still lame. Things that are fantastic will occasionally get called 'the most' or 'so very'. Thank you Heathers for the last one.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Did you just say "Later, gator?" Because that would not trigger the response from me. Now if someone says, "See you later, alligator" Then, yup
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When I was away doing a show, my husband ended a phone call with "Good night. Sleep tight.........Don't let the monsters get you"


The hell..


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When I was away doing a show, my husband ended a phone call with "Good night. Sleep tight.........Don't let the monsters get you"


The hell..
Originally Posted by Trenell
rofl..awww, so cute
Did you just say "Later, gator?" Because that would not trigger the response from me. Now if someone says, "See you later, alligator" Then, yup
Originally Posted by Trenell
Really? Hmmm, see, there's no distinction to me.

When I was away doing a show, my husband ended a phone call with "Good night. Sleep tight.........Don't let the monsters get you"


The hell..
Originally Posted by Trenell
LOL! No rhyme?
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Did you just say "Later, gator?" Because that would not trigger the response from me. Now if someone says, "See you later, alligator" Then, yup
Originally Posted by Trenell
Same here - I'd need the whole prompt to complete the phrase correctly.

We use it all the time down here, partly because we have alligators in every lake & also because of University of Florida's sports teams.

When I was away doing a show, my husband ended a phone call with "Good night. Sleep tight.........Don't let the monsters get you"

The hell..
Originally Posted by Trenell
C'mon, EVERYBODY knows it's "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite"!

That got kind of creepy when NY had its infestation a couple of years ago, though.

How about:
I got dibs!
or
That's a gyp!
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I don't actually still say this but I remember "cross your heart, hope to die, stick a needle in your eye" being a big one everytime anyone promised something.

And also "pretty plz w/ a sugar and a cherry on top" if you were begging.

And if you were singing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," you had to add a bunch of other academic subjects after "you'll go down in history..." LOL

And "I'm rubber you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks onto you," when someone was talking ish to you. LOL
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Those are all good ones! Reminded me of "Step on a crack, break your mother's back".
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Take a picture it'll last longer.

Cool beans.

As if, duh, I'm audi/outtie, any other clueless-esque sayings.

Smell ya later

What's up? The sky, duh.

What's cookin good lookin?

Oh! Jingle bells batman smells robin laid an egg...

And loser, loser, double loser, what ever, get the picture? DUH.

And handgames were so big in my elementary school so all those charming little ditties.
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I don't actually still say this but I remember "cross your heart, hope to die, stick a needle in your eye" being a big one everytime anyone promised something.

And also "pretty plz w/ a sugar and a cherry on top" if you were begging.

And if you were singing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," you had to add a bunch of other academic subjects after "you'll go down in history..." LOL

And "I'm rubber you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks onto you," when someone was talking ish to you. LOL
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I know you are, but what am I?!?
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Sometimes I still want to say, "ewwwww, you've got cooties"
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Anything from Pee Wee Herman!

Sleeptight. Dont let the bedbugs bite. if they do, take you shoe. and hit them til they black and blue.

see you later alligato. after while crocadile.

see you in the funny papers. not if i see you first.
And handgames were so big in my elementary school so all those charming little ditties.
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Those were huge at my school too. By some sad turn of events, I can only recall fast food related ones. Double time...

Big Mac, filet of fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy coke, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies.

Freakin' McDonalds.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

And handgames were so big in my elementary school so all those charming little ditties.
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Those were huge at my school too. By some sad turn of events, I can only recall fast food related ones. Double time...

Big Mac, filet of fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy coke, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies.

Freakin' McDonalds.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! : )

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Sometimes I still want to say, "ewwwww, you've got cooties"
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Well........."circle circle dot dot dot, now I've got the cooties shot." So there.
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And handgames were so big in my elementary school so all those charming little ditties.
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Those were huge at my school too. By some sad turn of events, I can only recall fast food related ones. Double time...

Big Mac, filet of fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy coke, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies.

Freakin' McDonalds.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! : )

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Originally Posted by yossarian
*Rubble Rubble* They ruined us.

SL, hahaha!

This makes me want to push a boy down and run away in my kitten heels. Glad you started it, TNB. Good times.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

And handgames were so big in my elementary school so all those charming little ditties.
Originally Posted by annabananalise
Those were huge at my school too. By some sad turn of events, I can only recall fast food related ones. Double time...

Big Mac, filet of fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy coke, thick shakes, sundaes and apple pies.

Freakin' McDonalds.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Why do I remember it: "quarter pounder with some cheese, icy coke..."? LOL
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I used to think these words/phrases were correct when I was little and sometimes I still say them without meaning to.

"Spisghetti"

"Polish nail"

"You'd better be lucky that..." (a combo of "You'd better be glad that...." & "You're lucky that...")

"That's what you forget."

"A little b**** more....." (Hey, it all sounded the same to me...)


I also still call my mom, mommy. I'm the only one in my family that does it, though. When I saw this Starbucks ad about their new blonde roast, I had to smile.

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