Phrases that will surely die out in the next 50 years ?

Mugshot

Cracking a solo.
There is a queue you know.

.I think that has already gone out of the window.

You should have seen me in Scarborough this summer.The Scar-Filey bus is once an hour.Closer to it coming more and more people crowded around the shelter.There were four elderly people who looked a bit nervous at the crush,well 6' 4" large build Postman became a blocker at the mouth of the shelter and NOBODY was getting on before these four old souls.It worked and nobody said a word.
It wasn't until I reached the very end of your post that I realised that your opening sentence wasn't referring to the post directly above yours :laugh:
 

Tin Pot

Guru
"You can do this!"
"Like, not even."
"r u ok hun"
 
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Flick of the Elbow

Flick of the Elbow

Wage Slave
Location
West Lothian
My current bedtime book reminded me of the verb 'to Gestetner', a phrase I haven't heard for over 20 years. I remember producing my cycling club's handbook with the aid of such a device, back in the day.
 

midlife

Guru
Our "Duplicator" was a Gestetner, purple ink with an addictive smell :smile:
 

Threevok

This space available to rent
Location
South Wales
"I'm just going to post a letter"

My adult son called me to ask where on the envelope you put the stamp! Top left, bottom right?

Personally (working for a mailing company) I can tell you that practice isn't dead yet - at least at the business level

One practice very much in decline is the Reader Reply Panel - where you request brochures, by returning adverts in magazines or newspapers.

As a database programmer, this was my bread and butter for many years. These days it's all but dead
 

Brains

Guru
Location
Greenwich
'Turn' off the light.
It's been the best part of a century since people 'turned' off oil or gas lamps.

Will 'switch' off the light totally replace it ?
 
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