News

5 expressions you never hear any more

"The Glove Box"

You know that thing where you keep your phone charger, a book for roadblocks, 126 different coffee loyalty cards, chewing gum and a mouldy piece of vegemite on toast you forgot to eat on the way to work last month? It has been known for a century as a 'Glove Box', but in 2017 nobody wears gloves to drive any more unless that one week of the year in Ipswich when it is actually cold. So what do we call it now? Is it the 'dash' or the 'storage box'? What do you call it?

"I'm going to the Pictures"

For over 80 years a whole generation of people said 'I'm off to the pictures', but these days everyone says 'let's go to the movies'. Derived from the term 'Picture Theatre' that was so prevelant in the 30s' and 40s', it is an expression that is dying out due to the Americanisation of our culture since the 1960's. Although, you are still considered Aussie if you use the term 'going to the flicks'.

"G'day"

While it pains us to say this, anyone under the age of 30 has rarely used the term so famously taken to the world by Paul Hogan. Today you have to go to the bush to hear people say 'G'day', while it is more common for Gen Y to say 'Yo', 'Sup', 'Whassup' or even 'Sup Brah?'...Don't worry, we have no idea what these terms mean either.

"Can I Bum a Fag?"

Commonly used when smoking was the cool thing to do in the 60s' and 70s', this was the term used to ask for a cigarette, and anyone who was a teen during that time often would 'bum a fag' off a mate. With political correctness, this three word expression not only means something totally different when taken in a 2017 context, but as nobody can even afford to smoke any more, these days you're better off quitting anyway. Depending how old you are, you might even remember candy cigarettes called 'Fags' which in the 1990's were changed to 'Fads'.

"Oh its spelt the normal way"

Welcome to the world of naming babies in 2017. If your name is Jackson Jones you'll be able to say when you fill out a form 'Oh it's spelt the normal way'. For everyone else you could be called Jaxon, Jaxxon, Jaksen, Jakkson, Jaxxin, Jaxin, Jacksin, Jax-On, Jakzon, or Jac^on with a silent pi symbol. Don't get us started on La-A (Ladasha), Beeyonsay (Beyonce) and Emma-Lee (Emily).


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Top tips: how to beat a winter cold

Good Price Pharmacy Booval pharmacist Benjamin Tri and vitamins consultant Jenny Tran are ready to offer people helpful advice this cold and flu season.

We look at ways to beat the dreaded lurgy as flu season hits home

Ipswich park cordoned off after man dies

Police tape

Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News

Emergency services were called to an Ipswich park yesterday

Charges laid over alleged clown mask robbery

scary clown generic

Local boy charged over terrifying clown robbery

Local Partners

Gladstone's MasterChef hero blown away by support

CRANE driver Pete Morgan has been bowled over by the support he has received since making his TV debut on MasterChef.

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!