My wonder years

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ienakiko, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. ienakiko Senior Member


    I can express in English: It is a nostalgic night, just remembering my wonder years.

    What I want to say is that I remember those years were I was too young, my teenage years.

    is it correct to say: my wonder years??

    I'm looking for a coloquial expression

  2. Embonpoint Senior Member

    Yes, it's correct. You don't hear it that much. There was a very popular television show called The Wonder Years.
    Another expression is salad days, also not that common.
    A common expression is those were the days.
  3. velisarius Senior Member

    British English (Sussex)
    I think you'd only really understand the expression if you knew of the television show. I don't know whether it was screened in the U.K. but, speaking from my backwater here, it struck me as a puzzling expression and I wouldn't automatically associate "wonder years" with adolescence.
  4. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I associate "wonder years" with a commercial slogan formerly used by a bread company (I say "formerly" because I haven't heard it recently). I wouldn't use the phrase at all.

    You might says something like, "I have fond memories of my teenage years."
  5. ienakiko Senior Member

    yes, I think that someone would only understand the expression if he knows the TV show.

    thanks for your help

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