The show Mad Men took place in 1960s America.
A boy (about 10 years old) knocks on the door of his girlfriend to ask permission to enter.
‘Are you decent?’ Â he calls through the door, meaning if she is properly dressed to see him.
Is that polite expression outdated now? Was it even realistic in the 1960s ?
My wife says it frequently when she has our grandchildren outside the bathroom door and I am inside.Â But we were both raised in the 60s when it was very “realistic.”Â I don’t really think it is outdated even now but, except for the times I just described, I’m not often in situations to hear or use it.
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