This list was Tom Peck's idea, after someone said they had someone else 'on speed dial'. Arieh Kovler pointed out that he uses speed dial on a mobile, but that 'dial' itself is an obsolete term
1. Stay tuned
On Tom Peck's wavelength.
2. Carbon copy
Nominated by Andrew Old. Or we could have had blueprint, from Cameron Smith.
Muniba Kamal goes back.
4. 'Paging John Rentoul'
Message from David Mills, who is too young to know.
5. A broken record
Scratched by Graham Sutton.
6. Upper and lower case
"Such defunct print cases are now found only in junk shops, or in very tidy homes as receptacles for Polly Pockets and other treasured items," says Chris Sladen.
7. I'll ring you
"Nobody's phone rings any more – the best ones play the Two Ronnies theme tune," says Matt Chorley.
Once with a carousel of transparencies. From Chris Jones.
9. Cut and paste
Rearranged by Graham Sutton.
10. Hangs up
Another phone-related one, brought to an end by Peter Mannion MP.
Next week: Big speeches that flopped (such as IDS's 'quiet man … turning up the volume')
Coming soon: Backronyms (such as Gross – Get Rid Of Slimy girlS). Send your suggestions, and ideas for future Top 10s, to email@example.com
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