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Going all classic

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 29, 2007

In Reply to: Going all classic posted by John on May 29, 2007

: When a friend of yours tells you "you're going all classic now", what does that mean exactly?

It's hard to say what it measn exactly, but we can take an educated guess. The word "classic" makes me think of classic rock (rock'n'roll music), which could be thought of as old-fashioned rock, but calling something "old-fashioned" would sound derogatory. Rock'n'roll music still has a cutting edge, but over the decades some fans decided to stick with the bands they listened to when they were young rebels. This became known as "classic rock". There's also "classic Coke" which is the original (old) and most popular formula for Coca-Cola.

So if a friend told me that I'm going all classic, he's calling me old-fashioned (or maybe something like an aging hippie) in a joking manner.