Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Think My Dad May Be A Spy. The Word "Solid."





You read that blog post title correctly. "I think my dad may be a spy."

Why you ask?

I was at his house the other day and I asked him if he had the newspaper and he says...are you ready for this?....he says, "Let me get it out of my attache case."

ATTACHE CASE! Case closed. Who uses the "attache case" other than spies? And he may have said "attache' case" with the thingy over the "e" which means....Oh my God. He might be a double agent!

Wow. And here's a fun fact for attache' case: it first came into popular use in 1904. So now you know. Try and use it today in a sentence.

And one more word on words. I'd like to bring the word "solid" back. Not as in, "do me a solid and hand me that cantaloupe scooper" but in it's single usage form. Like when someone says, "I'm going to be taking Linda to the big dance on Friday night!" Then the friend looks at him - nods - and says, "Solid."

If my memory serves me right the word "solid" had it's best years from 1977 - 1979*. Am I right?

*1979 - 1984 if you're from one of the backward states.

18 comments:

TC said...

I feel like I know people who never stopped saying Solid in the way you describe.

Dr Zibbs said...

TC dont ever let them go.

red.neck chic said...

in my 'hood it was '84. LOL

oh wait... maybe '94. no - perhaps 2004...

'cept it's used in a sentence.

"totally solid"

:)

Scope said...

Maybe you are a double secret spy, so secret even you don't know it.

Dr Zibbs said...

Scope i cant comment at this time

Dr Zibbs said...

Red neck -solid.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Passing the melon baller is a solid any friend would do for another. Solid . . .

Dr Zibbs said...

Dr kn - solid.

Suze said...

'And he may have said "attache' case" with the thingy over the "e" which means....Oh my God. He might be a double agent!'

I want a 'That Blue Yak' mug. I love this blog.

Dr Zibbs said...

Suze - guess what baby? I dont have mugs but i have tby shirts. Ill post a link later.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

TBY t-shirts? Solid.

Dr Zibbs said...

Candy i thought you knew i had shirts. Looks like i need to do a post about my wears.

savannah said...

in certain circles, sugar, solid has never left the vernacular! re attaché case, sadly it's been replaced by a computer bag or messenger bag *sigh* xoxoxo

savannah said...

btw, i still have my coach leather briefcase! xoxoxo

Dr Zibbs said...

Savanah really? Well im glad to hear that.

Dr Zibbs said...

savanah i still have a great leather hartmann luggage case.

JMUmonty said...

Solid was big with the "blacks" from 1996-1998.

Dr Zibbs said...

JMUmonty - How do you know this? You must be hep.