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Pull the chain to flush the toilet.

“Adjust/check your wing mirrors”. When did you last see a car with mirrors on the wings? Yes I know there might be a few old ones about but quite rare these days.

"He / She will watch the TV until the dot disappears"

A bakers dozen, etc

There must be quite a few more about that have not yet died out.
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Hanging up the phone

Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
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deadduck wrote:
Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still rewind Sky or Netflix to go back a bit.
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Bit of a tangent but what was the purpose of the # symbol on the old telephones with lines?
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deadduck wrote:Hanging up the phone

Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still hear some people talking about "taping" a program even though there is no longer any tape involved. Although it's dying out as people just say record instead.
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This is the "save" symbol used in lots of software. Many of today's users won't know what it represents.

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Clunk click every trip.............Oh dear.
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Fat Old Git wrote:This is the "save" symbol used in lots of software. Many of today's users won't know what it represents.

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Some of my discs feel like they have become floppy.
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Making a call from a phone box

Buying a porn magazine

Parking your car in the garage
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flaggETERNAL wrote:Bit of a tangent but what was the purpose of the # symbol on the old telephones with lines?
The Octothorpe (pound in US, hash in UK) dates back to the early days of push button (tone)dialling, particularly in the US. In the early days, phone numbers could be of pretty much any length, and there was little to no intelligence built in to the system to recognise when a number had finished being dialled, let alone if it was a valid number. You would use the Octothorpe at the end of the number string that tell the exchange you'd completed dialling. As number formats became standardised, and intelligence was built into exchanges and PBXs the original requirement fell out of use - but was replaced by internal extension dialling, voicemail etc in PBX systems and more recently signalling the end of pass codes or name announcements in conferencing platforms
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Bush porn.

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Saint wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:Bit of a tangent but what was the purpose of the # symbol on the old telephones with lines?
The Octothorpe (pound in US, hash in UK) dates back to the early days of push button (tone)dialling, particularly in the US. In the early days, phone numbers could be of pretty much any length, and there was little to no intelligence built in to the system to recognise when a number had finished being dialled, let alone if it was a valid number. You would use the Octothorpe at the end of the number string that tell the exchange you'd completed dialling. As number formats became standardised, and intelligence was built into exchanges and PBXs the original requirement fell out of use - but was replaced by internal extension dialling, voicemail etc in PBX systems and more recently signalling the end of pass codes or name announcements in conferencing platforms
Just to add to this fascinating fact (about which I had no idea). The it has the name "pound" in the US as originally it was a script "lb" which over time morphed into #.
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flaggETERNAL wrote:Bit of a tangent but what was the purpose of the # symbol on the old telephones with lines?
Still in use today. It’s “Enter”
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Set up a tape / are you taping this etc.
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Crash_12 wrote:Bush porn.

Are you two courting?
"She couldn't stop a pig in a passage"
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My favourite is what question is commonly asked today that 30 years ago want relevant!

When you call someone and ask the "where are you" ....
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Referring to the big clubs in your golf bag as "woods".
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Reverse call
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Druid wrote:Pull the chain to flush the toilet.

“Adjust/check your wing mirrors”. When did you last see a car with mirrors on the wings? Yes I know there might be a few old ones about but quite rare these days.

"He / She will watch the TV until the dot disappears"

A bakers dozen, etc

There must be quite a few more about that have not yet died out.
The men's toilet at my office has a chain, but it's an olde worlde place, the refurbishment was "in character".
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Is the wing mirror one a whoosh or something?

FOG, on the subject of the save icon - similarly this symbol (and the corresponding one for ending a call) wouldn't have any real world meaning to a lot of people.

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Also, the terms 'ring' and 'hang up' are based on old phone technology and are no longer relevant.
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Oh please tell me more globus.

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Sandstorm wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still rewind Sky or Netflix to go back a bit.
And when I'm at home I keep my mobile on a nail in the wall using a rubber band and some string.
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fatcat wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still rewind Sky or Netflix to go back a bit.
And when I'm at home I keep my mobile on a nail in the wall using a rubber band and some string.
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fatcat wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still rewind Sky or Netflix to go back a bit.
And when I'm at home I keep my mobile on a nail in the wall using a rubber band and some string.
My kids and their friends just call it their phone...mobile/cell is not used.
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Yes i just call it a "phone". "Mobile" or "Cell" is somewhat redundant i think.
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Ruck.
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backrow wrote:Making a call from a phone box

Buying a porn magazine

Parking your car in the garage
You ever feel the internet destroyed the mystique of porn? :x :x

"Fast forward" a movie.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:Is the wing mirror one a whoosh or something?

FOG, on the subject of the save icon - similarly this symbol (and the corresponding one for ending a call) wouldn't have any real world meaning to a lot of people.

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Also, the terms 'ring' and 'hang up' are based on old phone technology and are no longer relevant.
I think people are way over-estimating this. Yes, mobile technology is widespread. That doesn't mean phoneboxes don't still exist, or that a large amount of people don't still have handsets at home for whatever reason, or that VOIP phones aren't hugely popular in offices.
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Sandstorm wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Rewind a movie

Two obsolete verbs with no common alternative
I still rewind Sky or Netflix to go back a bit.

But nothing winds, it's a digital file with no tape
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Circling the wagons
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Wind your window up/down.

I cannot remember the last time I saw a car without buttons to press so you could "wind" the windows up/down.
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Auckman wrote:Wind your window up/down.

I cannot remember the last time I saw a car without buttons to press so you could "wind" the windows up/down.
I have a small truck for work that has manually-operated windows, so there!
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When Auckland Rugby is strong New Zealand Rugby is strong.
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Ali's Choice wrote:When Auckland Rugby is strong New Zealand Rugby is strong.
:lol: :lol:
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Auckman wrote:Wind your window up/down.

I cannot remember the last time I saw a car without buttons to press so you could "wind" the windows up/down.

We hired a car in Australia a few years ago and the rear windows were manual. The kids thought it was really weird.
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JM2K6 wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Is the wing mirror one a whoosh or something?

FOG, on the subject of the save icon - similarly this symbol (and the corresponding one for ending a call) wouldn't have any real world meaning to a lot of people.

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Also, the terms 'ring' and 'hang up' are based on old phone technology and are no longer relevant.
I think people are way over-estimating this. Yes, mobile technology is widespread. That doesn't mean phoneboxes don't still exist, or that a large amount of people don't still have handsets at home for whatever reason, or that VOIP phones aren't hugely popular in offices.

Yeah, office phones do exist but they're often not shaped like that and they make a tone, but don't 'ring'. Regardless, there are many people who may not be exposed to one till they're in their 20's. And while people may have a landline, it's often not with a handset anything like that especially when it's a cordless. So it's not disappeared, but loads of people still wouldn't know what it was.
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backrow wrote: Buying a porn magazine

Who the hell ever bought one? You find them down by the train tracks or you nick them off your older brother.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:Is the wing mirror one a whoosh or something?

FOG, on the subject of the save icon - similarly this symbol (and the corresponding one for ending a call) wouldn't have any real world meaning to a lot of people.

Image

Also, the terms 'ring' and 'hang up' are based on old phone technology and are no longer relevant.
I think people are way over-estimating this. Yes, mobile technology is widespread. That doesn't mean phoneboxes don't still exist, or that a large amount of people don't still have handsets at home for whatever reason, or that VOIP phones aren't hugely popular in offices.

Yeah, office phones do exist but they're often not shaped like that and they make a tone, but don't 'ring'. Regardless, there are many people who may not be exposed to one till they're in their 20's. And while people may have a landline, it's often not with a handset anything like that especially when it's a cordless. So it's not disappeared, but loads of people still wouldn't know what it was.
The most popular office phones are Cisco voip phones and they do indeed look like that (with a cord and everything). And they do ring. And... when you dial someone, it rings. Even on mobile!

People will see them in everyday media, people will be exposed to them at work, people will still have them at home, and people will see them in phoneboxes.

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