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Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Bruce Wayne, Dec 9, 2010.
I miss the old days when one could go out "galavanting". Interchangeable with "dancing and prancing"
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?!"
You can still do that, ya know.
Some of these phrases are still used - where I live
I regulary "Cut a Dash" when roaming around town, where some folks are "indefatigable" with their style!! Hah!
Those words are still in use in our household.
Every so often, my parents & their friends go out on a cavorting expedition.
Stop that quagswagging you bloody jollux hoddypeak! I'm making time with this illecebrous and freckish yummybundle!
My sentiments exactly!
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.
Or, as we called them in the States, a "cake-eater."
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.
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.
'Milksop' seems to roll off the tongue better to me.
Sound like you are having more fun than should be legal!
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
Popycock, fiddlesticks, twist (as in, your girl), snipe (cigarette)
I miss the old classic, "blackguard."
I use swell commonly nowadays. as well as gal, don't hear that one all the time