Phrases that don’t make sense to today’s children, Vol. 2

One in an occasional series looking at how language changes within a lifetime. Today’s entry:

“You have mass calisthenics and mechanical pitchers and moving pictures to look at to see what you’re doing wrong, and a host of other things.” 

Fred Snodgrass, baseball player from 1908-16, during the 1960s, as told in “The Glory of Their Times” (1966)

Oh, those calisthenics and mechanical pitchers. And, the moving pictures. Those newfangled doo-hickeys.

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