Phrases we never hear anymore because changing technology has made them obsolete

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And while I'm thinking of it, does anybody really "dial" a phone anymore?
Originally Posted by wavycurly40+
You better believe it, baby! Rotary all the way!

Wait, is that really "dialing"? Is dialing more like...a telephone switch operator dialing the number for you?
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
It's dialing when turning a rotary dial.
Click, click, click, click.....
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

This isn't really technology, but smoking sections in restaurants and stuff are disappearing.

So phrase: "Will that be smoking or non?"
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when will your favs?

And while I'm thinking of it, does anybody really "dial" a phone anymore?
Originally Posted by wavycurly40+
You better believe it, baby! Rotary all the way!

Wait, is that really "dialing"? Is dialing more like...a telephone switch operator dialing the number for you?
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
It's dialing when turning a rotary dial.
Click, click, click, click.....
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Then you better believe I dial a phone. I unearthed a rotary phone from my parents basement and confiscated it!
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Heh, another is "roll down the window". Obviously this is one that's still used, but will future generations even understand the origins of this phrase?!

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I remember when I used to page my father.... bwahahahahah
Not really a phrase but a standard sentence uttered in most libraries, for many years.

I'm going to check the card catalog.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
My first week of grad school I said that to the lady at the check out desk and she was like...."you know how to use that?!!!"

Has anyone said, "get off the internet, I need to use the phone?"
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
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Flipping through the channels.
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I remember picking up the phone and hearing that "DOOADIDODOOAOIDAIOADOISF" internet noise. and being like GAAAAAH.
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I remember picking up the phone and hearing that "DOOADIDODOOAOIDAIOADOISF" internet noise. and being like GAAAAAH.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
Bahahaha! I still hear that every now and again at work!

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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
turn the channel

going to a garage party

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"I am going to drop-off film."
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"Turn the tape to side B!" We listened to Bill Cosby cassettes on car trips and my parents would always just let it click when one side ended because they wouldn't pay attention.
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when will your favs?

"I like the second side of the album better than the first."
"Number please."

When I was a kid we lived in a semi-rural area and in order to make a phone call, you talked to the operator and told her the number and she would connect you. The dial on the phone didn't work. Also, we had a two-party line, so sometimes you would pick up the phone to make a call and the other party would be talking. You had to wait till they were done to make your call.
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"Make carbon copies" (said when we used carbon paper to make copies - its the origin of cc
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Or along those lines, "Could you Xerox that for me?"

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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
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since merriam webster says to dial means to manipulate a device (as a dialect) so as to operate, regulate, or select <dial your favorite program> <dialed the wrong number> orb : call 1m(1) <dialed the office>
to make a telephone call or connection I feel comfortable saying dialing every time I make a call. Esp. since unless I'm on my cell (and many times if I am) I still have to punch the numbers in. I also have to hang the phone up or it gets the angry busy tone. Sure cell's are often used for personal use or on the go business, but offices and such still have actual phones that require it to be "hung" up.

I also don't see how flipping through the channels is obsolete. As long as someone scans through them and has a remote it applies. Sure we may use the guide, or not have a TV at all (netflix, hulu etc) but at some point boredom sets in and you just flip through to see what catches your interest. Flipping through the channels.
As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
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