OpenStudy (anonymous):

hey, i need someone over 30 to help me with an assignment

2 years ago
OpenStudy (samkellogg):

why over 30?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Part Two: Second, research and report how our language has evolved within the last 30 years or longer. Select an adult who is 30 years or older to interview. This person can be a parent, grandparent, neighbor, teacher, etc. Ask your interviewee to identify three words or phrases used when he or she was your age and tell what those words or phrases meant. Based on the meanings of the three examples you collected, identify current words or phrases used today that have the same meaning as those from 30+ years ago. Write a brief explanation, detailing what you learned from this interview on our evolving language and what factors you feel might influence language to continually change.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

thats the assignment

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

Aha! What luck you have! I'm 55 in Doodle years!

2 years ago
OpenStudy (samkellogg):

okay ya I see only 15 though sorry and lol @KyanTheDoodle

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

A common phrase when I was your age is the term "being on cloud nine" meaning that you're in paradise, dilly dallying when there's reality to focus on. No one really knows what the phrase means even today, let alone back then, but that's really common with sayings.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (samkellogg):

lol well okay thinks

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

thanks, are there anymore phrases

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

Well not a phrase per say but we used the word catsup instead of ketchup a lot.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, thanks

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i need one more if there are any

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

Trousers.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

like the boxers?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

Yeah! Back in my day, we said trousers instead of boxers. In fact, I'm not sure if boxers was even a term at all in that time.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you so much, you saved me so much time because if you werent here then i would have had to wait till my parents got home

2 years ago
OpenStudy (kyanthedoodle):

LOL no problem.

2 years ago
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