Past generations language

Posts197Likes72Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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My parents are old enough to be my grandparents, so I grew up exposed to old-fashioned language, and other kids mocked me a lot. What expressions in your language would highlight a person's age?

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Oh, heavens! 

Goodness gracious!


I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts536Likes330Joined8/7/2018LocationAlmeria / ES
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'spend a penny' In my country the public toilets cost to use around 20 or 50 pence...in my grand day they were a penny... so to say you were off to spend a penny or you needed to spend a penny in somebody's home was a polite way to say you were going to the restroom but less formal

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