Do you know any outdated expressions we still use?

DIAL the telephone.   Even with a push button phone we still say "dial" the number.    ROLL the window down on your car.   They are push button but we still say ROLL as old car windows went down with rollers.    Do you know of any other expressions that we still use that are based on old technology?   Thanks. 

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  • 2 weeks ago
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    "Put that in the icebox". Meaning the fridge. Even though born in the 1950s, we never had an icebox.

    And of course, "dial the phone". No body says, 'key in the number'

    Source(s): Phone companies and businesses started saying, "key in the number" in the 1970s. But it never caught on
  • Anonymous
    7 days ago

    My dad and I both still call the radio "the wireless". 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Calling a movie a film

  • 4 weeks ago

    'Sextapes', when we never use tape any more.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    How about "clockwise" and "counterclockwise" since almost all clocks are now digital

  • 1 month ago

    "Turn on the light"--My grandfather told me that the earliest electrical switches were actually turned. 

  • 1 month ago

    Calling a movie a film

  • 1 month ago

    I sometimes say "Where is the dial?" when looking for the TV remote.

  • 1 month ago

    Tape it when talking about recording things

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