What are some ways I could use this phrase? “no ticky no laundry” means, literally, that if you don’t have a ticket, you won’t get your laundry.
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In the past, when folks couldn’t wash their clothes at home, they used laundromats, which washed, dried, and folded their laundry for a fee. When your laundry was finished, you received a “ticket” similar to a coat-check ticket. You couldn’t pick up your clothes if you didn’t present your ticket. It’s that simple.
As an explanation of the ‘no tickey’ part, Chinese folks (those of Asian descent who were lumped together back then) were often depicted as running laundromats, thus the derogatory accent in the phrase. In colloquial usage, this phrase became popular at the time. Watch some movies from the 40s and 50s, especially film noir…you’ll definitely hear that phrase.
You’ll need to use your own creativity to come up with ways to use this phrase.
Resources: Knowledge gained from being born during the 20th centurys were run by Chinese immigrants.
When your laundry was finished, you were given a ticket to pick it up.
The laundry would not be returned if you did not give them the ticket.
It was your responsibility to provide proof of ownership.
If you don’t give them the ticket, they won’t return your laundry.
At least since I can remember, this phrase has been used in movies – probably even before then, back when films allowed ethnic stereotyping –
Many politically correct stations wouldn’t air these episodes today. Just as they don’t air many racist cartoons from the 1940’s and 1950’s.
You’d curl your hair if you saw some of the older Bugs Bunny cartoons today
No ticky no shirty there.
People who are poor in spirit know their need for God. The ones who know and realize they are spiritually bankrupt are those who see. This realization is the first step in coming to Christ. Until we realize how empty we are, until we realize our need for Him, we will never come to Him. When we do come to Him, we are blessed in every sense of the word. The world considers those who are feisty, conniving, inspiring, and “on top of their game” as “Blessed”. All those who aspire to reach the top in this world – the movers and shakers, the influencers, the popular people, the dramatic as well as the intellectual and talented, the fighters, all these are considered worthy. However, God says they will be last among these. A rich young ruler who the world would consider “rich in spirit” and successful was just after Jesus said, “The last shall be first and the first shall be last”.
The author of Hebrews said of those who the world persecuted and despised because they followed Christ, “men of whom the world was not worthy”. However, within the kingdom of God it is the opposite. The world’s best and brightest are called last by God. Their self-dependence and faith in themselves made them the best in the eyes of the world and the last in the eyes of God. As long as they do not realize just how poor they truly are in comparison to Christ, there will be no place for Him in their hearts. It is impossible to have a kingdom without Jesus. The church in Laodicea is an example of people who considered themselves rich and above the rest because they had tasted what the world considers good and successful yet when Jesus confronted them He said, “Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing. and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and ɴᴀκᴇᴅ…” The world would have looked at the Laodicean church and said, “Not THAT’S a church!” but Jesus was standing on the outside of their hearts knocking to see if any would let Him in. Those who let Him in are indeed rich. They gave up everything they owned to buy that field that held a treasure. Like Moses, they have forsaken the pleasures of sin in this temporary life to obtain a better inheritance (Heb. 11:25-26), primarily Christ. Being able to dwell with Christ in our hearts truly is the greatest treasure we can possess. Still, how many, like Judas, turned away from the chance to live within the life of the Christ because they were enamored with the glitter of gold and silver? “Fool’s gold” may have its true meaning in that sense. Forsaking Christ and His abiding life within for gold. How foolish! Great question Sister! I often end up asking the same question on other websites