now you're talking
Good for you, you're saying the right thing, as in You've decided to enter the contest? Now you're talking! [Mid-1800s]
Words And Phrases Your Parents Used That You Can’t Use NowParenting has changed over the years and so has the language. While some phrases were popular years ago, today they are obsolete ... and for good reason. Here are ten old expressions that your parents might have used but you wouldn't dare use today.
Solving the Mystery Of Babbling Baby Talk“Baby needa burpie?! Yeees?? [burp] Oh! WHOOOZa good baby? YOU are! Yeeesssssyouare!” Whether you find this adorable or aggravating, gaggles of parents around the world speak to their infants in singsong “goos” and “gahs.” The style has diverse names, from baby talk and motherese (but what about Dad?) to the neutral and more official-sounding child- or infant- directed speech. Whatever you choose to call it, …
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