"Old _____never die, they just_____________."
Remember this old saying? Have fun with it and answer it as many times as you want. For example, "Old engineers never die, they just go out of spec." Or, "Old quality engineers never die, they just go out of tolerance." Or, "Old sofas never die, they just go to college." Once we get more normal/non-geek examples on the boards, I'm sure you'll get it. For example, finish this one: "Old writers never die, they just______"
Hi Laura ,
"Old poets never die , they just wander off somewhere looking for thier pen !"
"old pens never die , they just play hide-n- seek with poets "
"old Lauras never die they just become younger and prettier "
LOL-hey this is fun!
:-) Thanks for that!! I'm having one of those wish-I-could-"turtle-in" for safety types of days. I feel about a hundred, so at least (using your logic) I should look good and hopefully get my computer fixed today. :-)
Not original, but "Old principals never die, they just lose their faculties."
I believe that is "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The implications being that if one is a soldier and lives to a ripe old age, they most certainly dodged the fatal elements of the battlefield to return home once again. Age eventually defeats the active participation of the old soldier but it never kills his/her instincts and love for their country. That part of them lives on and is remember long past the course of their natural life here on earth....that becomes the "fade away" part in my mind. ~WB
Too cool! I'd never heard it said as anything but a joke, and I had no idea this was a serious and deeply moving saying. I apologize to anyone whom I may have offended by posting this as a joke, and many thanks to Wayne Brown for the real story.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously quoted the line "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away" during his speech to the US Congress, upon his return to the United States, after he was fired by Pres. Truman during the Korean War.
It's a pity though, that nowadays soldiers coming from the battlefield are greeted not with respectful celebration but with spiteful derision.
A. Villarasa--I cannot explain how horrified I am that I have ignorantly but deeply offended you. I most certainly meant no disrespect to anyone, living or dead, especially not to General MacArthur! I doubt anyone meant offense. I'll close this ASAP.
Old lobsters never die, they just get bigger. Until they look delicious. Then they die. (Generally a fact, this.)
I checked with the military folks I knknow, and they assured me it was a well-established joke where they are living/stationed, as well as having the elegantly and reverently phrased deeper meaning that Wayne enlightened me/us with. If anyone is offended, however, I apologize sincerely. In thanks to those who have already submitted their work, however, apparently understanding only the single meaning, please know that no offense was intended at all; I was simply ignorant about its origins. I have great respect for all soldiers and thank them most sincerely for risking their lives to protect us all in these United States of America, the best in the world, where we are free to do and say whatever we want as long as we don't infringe on the rights of others and with but a few very reasonable requirements, such as mandatory education. I'll try to find a way of closing this to new contributions from the mobile interface, but I won't have access to the Internet for hours yet.
Old plumbers never die, they just take the plunge.
Old Tailors never die, they just double up in stitches.
Old Nurses never die, they just can't take the pressure anymore.
Old C&W singers never die, they just write another song about dying.
Old Skiiers never die, they just sort of slope
Hey Laura......Thanks!! This was fun.....this old gal's still got it.....These just popped out of my head in a matter of seconds....I stopped before I wore myself out ..My brain is good for another 30,000 miles.......and I really thought I was beginning to lose it!! LOL
Old postmen never die, they just lose their zip.
Old refrigerator repairmen never die, they just lose their cool
Old skiers and snowboarders never die; when they're over the hill, they pick up speed.
by Erica Sanchez 8 months ago
Finish off the Poem.... I cross my heart and hope to die stick a needle in my eye...cross my heartand hope to diestick a needle in my eyewait a moment,i spoke a liei never reallywanted to die.but if I mayand if I mightmy heart is openfor tonightthough my lips are sealedand a promise is truei won't...
by Schandee Decker 6 years ago
Is anyone else sick of the words "politically correct"?Who thought this up, a politician and why are so many people going along with it. We keep changing in America to accommodate more people we don't need. Who else is sick of being told what to say and how to, isn't this going against...
by dejajolie 11 years ago
I am all for being careful not to offend anyone but as someone who is not easily offended, it's hard for me to understand those who get offended over such things:Use to say PC TermMerry Christmas ...
by seicheprey 7 years ago
Does anyone else find themselves getting offended when asked about their religion?
by mischeviousme 8 years ago
Remember that it's a forum and you don't have to read it, hear it or feel it... There just silly words and if they offend any of you on HP, remember; their just words.
by Time2Spare 15 months ago
Who do you trust the most in your life? And why?
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|