Google Something Clever 2.0: Kids These Days

Jul 24, 2014

Kids These Days

I'm jealous of my kid. Is that weird? He has an awesome life. He has pretty much everything he could ever want (except a Wii U), and his parents are rather rad, if I do say so myself. I often find myself lecturing him, "When I was your age, I didn't have..." -- fill in the blank. I wrote about all the things I'm jealous about over on NickMom: Top 9 Perks of Being a Kid.

I mean, kids just have it so easy nowadays, with the internet and mobile phones and all that. I recently tried to explain to my son what life was like before Google. How, if you wondered about something, you asked your parents, and if they didn't know, you had to go down to the library (during business hours), look in the card catalog, and hope that the book it directed you to wasn't checked out. I think I lost him at "library."

So I got to thinking about all the words and phrases that are now obsolete, thanks to modern technology. Like "roll up the window." My kid's never seen a manual-crank window in a car, and he probably never will. I rounded up a few more for you, also on NickMom: Phrases Kids These Days Don't Understand

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to regale my son with the tale of how I had to walk uphill in the snow to school every day.

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