My daughter asked me what it meant when my wife told her that she sounded "like a broken record." I realized that technology was leaping way ahead of our cliches, rendering many of them obsolete to entire generations.
I explained to her that for years, people listened to music was on vinyl records, and that the music was picked up with a phonographic needle. A scratch on the album would cause the needle to skip and a piece of the song to repeat over and over and over again, much like her constant nagging for an iPhone.
"What a stupid way to listen to music," she said. "A needle?"
So now I'm wondering what are some other common, cliche phrases that are likely to make no sense at all to anyone born after 1990?
(I guess referring to television as "the tube" makes no sense anymore. Same for "dialing a number.")