Grumpy Old Man

Grumpy Old Man

I’ve been told that my spirit animal is an old man and I take that as a compliment. I don’t know what it is, but I particularly think grumpy old men are hilarious. I can only hope that I live long enough to become a cantankerous old coot. This page contains random things about old men.

Books

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  • A Man Called Ove
  • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old
  • On the Bright Side
  • Water for Elephants

Movies

  • Grumpy Old Men (one of my favorites!)
  • Grumpier Old Men
  • The Straight Story
  • Up

Phrases

  • You’re as sharp as a mashed potato sandwich.
  • Never trust a fart.
  • The bee’s knees.
  • The cat’s pajamas.
  • The cat’s meow.
  • Kick the bucket.
  • Back in my day…

Words

A

  • anywho

B

  • bushed
  • ballyhoo
  • bejesus
  • blither
  • britches
  • brisk
  • bushel
  • botched
  • by jove
  • by George
  • beckon
  • boulderdash
  • baloney – Nonsense; lies; hogwash; rubbish. You’re full of baloney!

C

  • cattywampus
  • cotton-pickin’
  • clicker
  • crotchety
  • cloud 9
  • condone
  • cup of joe
  • chit-chat
  • cantankerous – Bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.
  • chap
  • codswallop
  • coventry
  • courting
  • canoodle
  • capiche
  • crudbucket
  • cock – A rooster.
  • cockamamie
  • coot – A foolish or eccentric person, typically an old man.

D

  • davenport
  • dilly-dally
  • diddly-squat
  • (the) dickens
  • dagnabbit
  • dog and pony show
  • druthers
  • dandy
  • daybreak
  • daybed
  • dowery
  • darling
  • dadgummit – Euphemism for Goddamnit.
  • dawdle
  • darn-tootin

E

  • egad
  • earmarked

F

  • fuddy-duddy
  • fanny
  • fiddle-sticks
  • fib
  • fella
  • famished
  • flabbergasted
  • folks
  • fopdoodle – An insignificant fellow.
  • fuss – Unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest. She’s always fussing about something.

G

  • gas – Fun; enjoyable.
  • gung ho
  • gibberish
  • geez
  • geez-louise
  • golly
  • gosh
  • gosh-darnit
  • gee-whiz
  • goodness
  • gumption
  • got me in stitches
  • gollywobbler
  • gollosh
  • gams
  • (the) grippe – influenze; flu.

H

  • haberdashery
  • hot-dang
  • hock
  • hasty
  • hankerin’
  • hogwash – Nonsense.
  • hooligan
  • hoodlum
  • hanky-panky
  • hit the hay/sack
  • hussy
  • horse-puckey
  • heavens to betsy
  • hither
  • hunch
  • hoot

I

  • ice box
  • indubitably
  • (the) itch – The desire or craving for something. The itch to travel.

J

  • jiminy cricket
  • jeepers
  • jovial

K

  • knick-knack
  • keen
  • knickers
  • knee-slapper
  • kunundrum
  • kerfuffle

L

  • lallygag
  • lickity split
  • life of riley
  • laurels
  • lily livered
  • limerick
  • loathe
  • lovely

M

  • mosey
  • meloncholy
  • muck/muckle
  • market (grocery store)
  • moot point
  • mind your p’s and q’s
  • mayhaps
  • murgatroyd
  • meander
  • maw

N

  • namby-pamby
  • nit-wit
  • nifty
  • neat

O

  • ornery

P

  • plum-tuckered
  • poppycock
  • pooped
  • pish-posh
  • precious
  • picklepuss
  • push pin
  • peachy
  • pestering
  • pantaloons

Q

  • quench
  • quaint

R

  • rubbish – Garbage; nonsense.
  • ragamuffin
  • rapscalion
  • red cent
  • reckon
  • rustic
  • rascal

S

  • scadaddle
  • shenanigans
  • shindig
  • slacks
  • smitten
  • scot-free
  • shambles
  • shibboleth
  • stomping grounds
  • swell
  • shucks
  • spiffy
  • splendid
  • snickerdoodle
  • supper
  • silly goose
  • scamper
  • stroll
  • scoot
  • Sam Hill – used in exclamations as a euphemism for “hell”.
  • skitters
  • sammich – a sandwich.

T

  • tall drink of water
  • terrace
  • tookis
  • tarnish
  • tarnation
  • tummy
  • tawdry
  • two-bits – A quarter (25¢)
  • touché

U

  • uber

V

  • victrola

W

  • whippersnapper – a young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident.
  • washroom
  • wallop
  • willy-nilly
  • willikers
  • whatnot
  • whoops-a-daisy

X

  • ?

Y

  • yikes
  • youngster
  • youngin’

Z

  • ?