What phrases can you think of that don't have relevance in today's world?
Monday, February 2, 2009
The Language of Words
I've been thinking a lot about language today and how there are many phrases that are used that don't make sense anymore. The three that come to mind off hand are: "roll up the window" (from in a car before there were electric windows), "dial the phone" (from when there were rotary dial phones), and "turn up the volume" (from TV's before there were remotes). It makes me laugh to hear Kiersta using these phrases. I wonder when these archaic uses of language will stop being common vernacular. I also wonder what we would say instead.