• See you later...the flipside of today is tomorrow...but it just means later. some cool phrases: I could be Mur-dered. This muffukka don't watch the road when he orguin' He's crying like a little bitch!
  • It comes, I believe, from those old-fashioned things (pre-CD, pre-tape, pre-reel-to-reel, and pre-8-track tape) called gramaphone records -- used to be played on record players. The disks have two sides -- on a 45 RPM disk, sides A & B. The song that the record company wanted to promote most heavily would go on the A side. So when a DJ played that side, he'd (they were always "he" back then) sometimes say, "And now on the flip side...", and play side B, the lesser known track. There is another use of flip side, derived from the gone-and-best-forgotten CB radio fad of the '70s, (Do they still exist?) Long-distance truckers, and trucker wannabes, speaking from truck-to-truck. "Catch you on the flip side" was CB slang for "I'll contact you on the return trip" ... the metaphor of a record turning being applied to you trip from Point B back to A. Typewriters. That's another thing that now seems so exotic and outdated to the young. I gather the young ones around and tell them of olden days when we had to use White-Out to correct mistakes. One young man of my acquaintance asked where you load the paper in a typewriter. Flip side -- The song on the reverse side of a record. From "Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang" by Tom Dalzell (Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Md., 1996) an exclamation that one will see or talk to someone later or tomorrow (slang). “Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and courage.” - Charles Luckman. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” - Herman Cain. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein.
  • the phrase "catch you on the flip side" is from the 60's when you would drop acid and the "flip" side becomes reality.
  • Catch you=see you...on the FLIP side (of leaving)=when meeting again...So, "Catch you on the FLIP side"="See you when we meet again"--ya dig? Groovy, man!!!
  • Don't know how "cool" that ever was. When we used to listen to records (and some us still do) there was a side "A" and then you had to turn it over to play side "B" . So side "B" was the "flip side". It meant we will see you later or tomorrow or when we see you.
  • Most of the others have answered you "flip side" question. The saying I like is one I made up myself or think so anyway.... "It isn't how well you can see, it is how well others can see you. Please turn on your headlights while driving your car." I drive a school bus and see so many that do not have their headlights "ON". They are sometimes hard to see in the early morning light or after dusk in the evening. It doesn't cost anything to turn on your headlights while driving and it could save lives maybe yours. In the fog it is even more important! Remember it isn't how well you can see it is how well others can see you!

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