20 Obsolete English Words that Should Make a Comeback

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  1. MikeBravo

    MikeBravo One Too Many

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    I miss the old days when one could go out "galavanting". Interchangeable with "dancing and prancing"
     
  2. AtomicEraTom

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    When I was in High School and living at home, My mother would say after I came home late, "Why do you always have to be out Galavanting until all hours?!"
     
  3. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    You can still do that, ya know. ;)
     
  4. Gumbo Book

    Gumbo Book Familiar Face

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    Some of these phrases are still used - where I live

    Gumbo.
     
  5. Gumbo Book

    Gumbo Book Familiar Face

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    I regulary "Cut a Dash" when roaming around town, where some folks are "indefatigable" with their style!! Hah!
     
  6. LittleMissPussyCat

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    Those words are still in use in our household.
     
  7. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Every so often, my parents & their friends go out on a cavorting expedition.
     
  8. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Stop that quagswagging you bloody jollux hoddypeak! I'm making time with this illecebrous and freckish yummybundle!
     
  9. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    My sentiments exactly!
     
  10. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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    I think poodlefaker ("A young man too much given to tea parties and ladies' society generally (often for social advancement)", not the illicit and highly rephrensible act of counterfeiting small and annoying dogs) could do with revival.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Or, as we called them in the States, a "cake-eater."
     
  12. LordBest

    LordBest Practically Family

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    I prefer poodlefaker, myself. One can engage in the act of act of cake consumption without being a poodlefaker, but I think it would be dashed difficult to practise poodlefakery without being a poodlefaker.
     
  13. p71towny

    p71towny Familiar Face

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    The word NO. I think that's why there's so many back injuries in today's world. Easier to hurt your spine when its weak.
     
  14. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    'Milksop' seems to roll off the tongue better to me.
     
  15. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Sound like you are having more fun than should be legal!
     
  16. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Drugstore cowboy.
     
  17. gpsoldhat

    gpsoldhat New in Town

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    Walter Brennan used helot quite a few times in the golden age movie Meet John Doe. Starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. Good fedoras in that one
     
  18. MissMittens

    MissMittens One Too Many

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    Popycock, fiddlesticks, twist (as in, your girl), snipe (cigarette)
     
  19. Effingham

    Effingham A-List Customer

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    I miss the old classic, "blackguard."
     
  20. latinmajorac

    latinmajorac New in Town

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    I use swell commonly nowadays. as well as gal, don't hear that one all the time
     

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