My friend who is my age (56) recently called a refrigerator an ‘icebox’ even though home refrigerators have been around since what, the 20s or 30s? Still, not so crazy, I suppose.
But even more surprising to me, just the other day my 15 year old son referred to aluminum foil as ‘tinfoil’. I don’t call it ‘tinfoil’, and I thought that someone of his generation saying ‘tinfoil’ was very odd, since foil hasn’t been made out of tin since the 40s.
What persistent anachronistic terms do you guys either hear people still using, or still use yourselves?