“Hang up the phone”

Most teens have heard their parents say, “Hang up the phone.” But we don’t actually put the phone in the hangar anymore.


Most teenagers are surprised to discover that you used to pay per text message. 25 cents to send a message and 10 cents to receive one. You also had to click the keys multiple times to get the letter you wanted.

The point is culture changes fast. It is invisible. There are things we say and do out of habit that we don’t even hold relevance anymore. And yet, sometimes we preserve these traditions because it is the way of life we know.