Gee-willikers!

It turns out that neither M.Bro NOR Melanie has ever - EVER - heard the term "new-fangled" before. I feel like they're pulling one over on me here. I don't know that I've ever used it (except maybe in a hick accent when I'm talkin' 'bout dem new-fangled cell-yoo-yar telephones), but this is like saying you've never heard the phrase "holy cow" or "gosh" before!

Update: M.Bro's response to TOWWAS' comment - "Oh, yeah - is she the one that's a professional writer?"

5 comments:

towwas said...

That's weird. I mean, I'm a big-city girl who considered English as a second major, but still.

Spice said...

Man, J.Po and I have a semi-obsession with 'newfangled' and its antonym, 'old-timey.' I don't even remember how that came about, but there was extensive discussion and use of both when we were living together.

towwas said...

Ok, M.Bro - it's now my mission to get the word (phrase?) new-fangled into my publication.

grrrbear said...

I'm stunned. I mean, how have they lived this long without ever needing to use that word? I mean, how *else* would they describe something that is both "new" and "fangled"?

Kids these days...

J.Po said...

I second Spice's comment. In fact, our use of "new-fangled" is almost becoming old-timey.