162 Entries Tagged “Old-Timey”
Around the turn of the 19th century, an insidious way to get others to put coins in your bank. Flips 'em in faster than you can actually see, so it has to be done again and again. Also doubles as a weapon -- heavy blunt object in a kid's room. See also Old-Timey.
When it's cold, I'm wearing 'em, otherwise they are not around. Is it still a glove box then? See also Cars, Old-Timey.
In the early days of amusement park carousels, kids riding a circling wooden horse up & down, were encouraged to lean WAAAAYYYY out to grab a brass ring hanging out of a wall dispenser. Redeemed for a ticket, the next ride was FREE. It was a prize if you took and won the risk. Dangerous but VERY popular. See also Old-Timey.
7. Hogan's Goat
An old saying from the 1800's, meaning something so ugly or smelly that others complain. See also Goats, Old-Timey.
The best part of your childhood secret society. See also Children, Old-Timey.
10. Truant Officer
All of the kids in the neighborhood know to avoid this 250-lb, red-faced, mustachioed curmudgeon who hides behind a trash can and will drag you right back into the classroom where a gray-haired schoolmarm will whack you with a ruler. See also Old-Timey, Police, Schools.