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'You know, back when I was a kid, all we needed to have fun was an old tin can... that and a really low standard for what was fun.'
"You're six years old Jason. When I was your age I was eight?"
"With global warming how will we ever have those character building walks to school in a blizzard?"
"Grammy was Shabby when Shabby wasn't chic."
"When we were young we didn't have those fancy toys. We had to develop our imaginations."
Children Swearing: Then vs Now
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"Back in my day, kids had a little respect for the law of gravity."
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"What's the big deal? When I was in the war, damn near everybody wore khakis!"
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'Nice! Playing in the streets like I used to do.'
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"When I wed your grandmother it caused quite a scandal. In the fifties one didn't marry a democrat."
"When I was young my parents couldn't afford to give me too much, too soon."
"Thirty-five years ago your grammy was at a crossroads, ... and she saw your grandfather hitchhiking."
"I suppose in your day, you would have called these, 'radio dinners'."
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'99 cents plus tax for a Popsicle...When I was a kid, 5 cents. No Tax.'
'My digital revolution was when I learned to count on all ten fingers.'
'All you do is stare at the TV. When I was a kid we have to be content with staring at the radio.'
'I spent lots of time on line when I was your age... hanging clothes in the back yard!'
'In my day, son, men didn't have rings through their noses until after they were married.'