The older you are the more you probably use these “old terms”. Are you guilty of any of these?
Many people still say they are “dialing” a phone number. The term goes back to the beginning of the telephone era, when phones had a rotary dial. Rotary phones have not been used for decades, but people still say they’re dialing away.
Unless you’re using a pay phone you are not “hanging up” anything. That phrase refers to ending a phone call by placing a corded phone back into its holder, which, most often, literally hung on a wall.
This term originally referred to the days before making photo copies was possible. back in the “old” days in order to make copies, you would need to place a sheet of carbon paper behind the original sheet so the ink transferred over.
You probably know someone who always this. Plenty of people refer to a TV’s remote control as a clicker, because in the early days of television, the control used to make a very loud clicking sound.
Referring to a TV as “the tube” probably means you are 50 years of age or older. TVs today are flat-panel LCD or Plasma screens as compared to their predecessors which were made with cathode ray tubes (hence the nickname).
This term was applicable when TVs relied on antennas to get good reception. Users literally had to tune the rabbit ears atop a set in order to get a good signal.
There are several ways people still use the word “tape,” but many use it when talking about recording their TV shows with a DVR. “Tape” is a relic leftover from the days of actual tapes and VHS players. I am guilty of this particular old term more then any other.
This is the universal term for reversing something to watch it again, whether it’s a DVD, a streaming video on Netflix or YouTube. However keep in mind that there is actually nothing to wind anymore because to rewind something requires physical tape.