Friday, June 29, 2012

Generation gap

Noah has his tweeny friend over this afternoon, and they were getting packed up for Noah's baseball game tonight.  I spotted his jock strap on the kitchen table and said, "Noah, please get that sick thing off the table."  Noah and his buddy looked a little confused.  Then I remembered that the word "sick" means the total opposite of what it used to mean.  When they like something, they say, "Dude, that's sick!"

So I explained to them, "I mean 'sick' in the old-school way.  Back in my day, that word meant 'disgusting' or 'ill'."  They said "Oh! Ok then" and removed the objectionable item and went outside.  I looked after them, feeling pretty old.

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