Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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"Guy's gotta hat full of walnut shells."

New old timey expressions.
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Expressions come and go, but like music, different times have different styles. Grandpa's expressions were pithy and to the point with a bit poetic flourish to them.

The idea is to make up an old timey expression from time to time to celebrate our forbearers.

I know from experience that slang expressions can catch on like a virus. This would make the idea a bit of a game.

Like kickin' a rock uphill, but a game nonetheless.

doctorremulac3, Jun 08 2020

A novel-length implementation of this idea from 1932 https://en.wikipedi...i/Cold_Comfort_Farm
[pertinax, Jun 09 2020]

Come, let us all put on our people's ancestral garb, drink diabetes inducing central nervous system methylxanthine class stimulant drinks and sing. https://www.youtube...watch?v=1VM2eLhvsSM
[doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020]

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If you're presenting this idea to generate a "list ... a game to be played in its annotations..." OR it could be read as "word invention - the post suggests a new term for something."
kdf, Jun 08 2020
  

       Thanks officer but no, that's not the idea.   

       I'll repeat: "The idea is to make up an old timey expression from time to time to celebrate our forbearers."
doctorremulac3, Jun 08 2020
  

       This idea stinks worse than Aunty May's stays!
pocmloc, Jun 08 2020
  

       So you’ve been sniffing your aunt’s undergarments?
doctorremulac3, Jun 08 2020
  

       I thought everyone did!
pocmloc, Jun 08 2020
  

       LOL
doctorremulac3, Jun 08 2020
  

       How quickly our ideas turn to potty jokes. Yay, have at it. Haha. We need some humor. Potty or otherwise.
blissmiss, Jun 08 2020
  

       To take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say.   

       Sounds familiar.
tatterdemalion, Jun 08 2020
  

       ...that would kill the worm in a bottle of Tequila.
tumblewit, Jun 08 2020
  

       so it's a let's all
Voice, Jun 09 2020
  

       I'll repeat: "The idea is to make up an old timey expression from time to time to celebrate our forbearers."
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       An idea, certainly. But not an "invention" per se, nor within halfbakery's helpfiles / guidelines.
kdf, Jun 09 2020
  

       God, let it go.   

       Do you want me to take this down? Tell you what, just say:   

       "I want you to take this down."
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       I want you to
Voice, Jun 09 2020
  

       No.
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       You didn't let me finish my sentence.
Voice, Jun 09 2020
  

       Was gonna say, you didn't follow the rules.
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       C'mon [doc], yer gonna make the guy angry. And then he'll be angry.
whatrock, Jun 09 2020
  

       Well I wouldn't want that.   

       Come, let us all go to a hilltop, put on our people's ancestral garb, drink diabetes inducing central nervous system methylxanthine class stimulant drinks and sing. (link)
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       Speaking of love for all humanity, where the hell is 8th?   

       Hey 8th, you OK man? Pretty good brawl here, might want to get involved.
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2020
  

       Don't mind the Borg: they have a head full of windchimes.
FlyingToaster, Jun 09 2020
  

       I sent our stalwart alien friend a note via the ether but they've yet to respond.   

       Probably sharpening their axes.
whatrock, Jun 09 2020
  

       Hmm. Getting a bit concerned here.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2020
  

       Regarding the borg ... check the hospitals? morgue? obituary pages? graveyard orbit just above geostationary?   

       Hasn't posted since 23 May. Seems if he was leaving either to mourn or throw a snit, he'd have mentioned it.
kdf, Jun 11 2020
  

       Hopefully, he's got a pet cat and is just embarrassed.
lurch, Jun 11 2020
  

       //if he was leaving either to mourn or throw a snit//   

       Hmm. He doesn't do either of those.   

       Hey 8, I hope you're just messing with us.
doctorremulac3, Jun 11 2020
  

       Q has misplaced him, for undisclosed pawn action. [8th] will cleverly complete the task, whilst sticking it to the man, and be back presently.
wjt, Jun 14 2020
  

       What does that mean in English? I mean US English.
blissmiss, Jun 14 2020
  

       [blissmiss] Star Trek references, nothing important. Q is an egotistical super being character that likes playing games with people by tasking them.
wjt, Jun 14 2020
  

       Perhaps he was "moderated" for being immoderate?   

       Does this happen here?
whatrock, Jun 19 2020
  

       I think somebody would have said something by now if that was the case.
doctorremulac3, Jun 19 2020
  
      
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