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    They still park, but they don't have a name for it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    They still park, but they don't have a name for it anymore.
    I know only two intransitive meanings for "park". One is temporarily leaving something (such as a car) in a determined place for a period of time. The other means to park your car in a secluded area and engage in petting. Are you sure something's not missing?

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    It's a sentence from one of my dictionaries. I think it refers to the latter meaning, to neck or to have sex. But I get lost in the second sentence. :?

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    Doesn't it just mean that they still neck in cars, but don't have a specific verb to describe the action?

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    The speaker must have been a teen in th 60's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    The speaker must have been a teen in th 60's.

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    If I can still remember that far back , I think we used to neck in the 60's. We had a name for it. Your dictionary doesn't make sense, blacknomi. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    They still park, but they don't have a name for it anymore.
    Tdol's got it. :wink: :wink: It means to park your car in a secluded place and make out (i.e. kiss and/or have sexual intercourse). In my day, the choice make out spots were situated in a park or piece of land over-looking a river; they used to call it "Watching the submarine races".

    By the way, "they" don't need "a name for it anymore" because most kids today either a) don't have a car of their own and/or b) most parents these days aren't home all that much, so you can "make out" at home or at your friend's place. 8)

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    The point is that in the 60's they had an expression for necking in cars, but slang get outfashioned fairly quickly, and now there's no specific term for that. I'm just guessing anyway.

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    Nowadays, we go much further in cars or elsewhere. People used used to 'spoon', now they have sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Nowadays, we go much further in cars or elsewhere. People used used to 'spoon', now they have sex.
    There's a fork joke in there somewhere. :wink:

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