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Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:59 am

You may feel yourself a juggins (bit of a twit) for not knowing the difference between a fizgig (firework or a flirty young lady) and a hobbledehoy (clumsy youth) but a list of endangered words is enough to send even the most proficient amanuensis (secretary who takes dictation) into a spin.
Having a bout of 'crapulence (a hangover) after a bout of dipsomania (a craving for alcohol)

Gadzooks people lets not be lickspittles (grovelling servants) to modernisms and let our wonderful language get mired in "lol" and "rofl" don't go down to your m8's gaff .....

Anyone got any more to share.......
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Re: Great old words.

Postby Buxtonclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 am

Ultracrepidarian

Rumour has it, there's a few of these sort on here. :lol:
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Re: Great old words.

Postby Buxtonclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am

Snollygoster

This is a good 'un!

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Re: Great old words.

Postby piston broke » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:44 pm

Burnleypenalty
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Re: Great old words.

Postby moaninclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:56 pm

Think you've been reading too many Charles Dickens novels and watching The Good Old days variety show.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby South West Claret. » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:12 pm

Monstrous carbuncle..that's two of the blithers I tell you :)

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Hedontplayforyou » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:12 pm

Todger

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Re: Great old words.

Postby claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:14 pm

kiff

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Lancasterclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:19 pm

Personal responsibility

Haven't heard that one for ages!
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Re: Great old words.

Postby LeadBelly » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:22 pm

Just need to read a few acts of Shakespeare to pick up a fair few words now not much used.

But, for starters....(not necessarily from Will's works)

Fopdoodle
Varlet
Strumpet
Nincompoop
Stingbum
Fandangle
rapscallion
Lucifer (to light your fag with)
tope
purfle (though purfling is still used re guitar building)
smite (Bible maybe keeping that one going but a good old word)
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Re: Great old words.

Postby conyoviejo » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm

Fettler/Mucker

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Re: Great old words.

Postby houseboy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:27 pm

LeadBelly wrote:Just need to read a few acts of Shakespeare to pick up a fair few words now not much used.

But, for starters....(not necessarily from Will's works)

Fopdoodle
Varlet
Strumpet
Nincompoop
Stingbum
Fandangle
rapscallion
Lucifer (to light your fag with)
tope
purfle (though purfling is still used re guitar building)
smite (Bible maybe keeping that one going but a good old word)

Sturmpet cropped up a lot when I was younger, it was how my dad used to describe my girlfriends, as in, 'oh another strumpet lad, when will you ever learn'.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby houseboy » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:32 pm

I was suprised very recently to discover that the word GRUNTLED is indeed a word, it means to be happy and satisfied and content and is the opposite of that famous old word DISGRUNTLED.

'How's your sex life?'
'Oh I find myself very gruntled with it.'

Doesn't that sound just great, it fits, having a very gruntled sex life.

If only it were true, he says in a very disgruntled way.
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Re: Great old words.

Postby tim_noone » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:46 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:kiff

That equates to ..well smart or similar as I remember :D

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Lancasterclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:53 pm

Susie Dent has just tweeted this

'Joppety-joppety' is old dialect for feverish spurts of panic and agitation"

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Re: Great old words.

Postby dsr » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:01 pm

houseboy wrote:I was suprised very recently to discover that the word GRUNTLED is indeed a word, it means to be happy and satisfied and content and is the opposite of that famous old word DISGRUNTLED.

'How's your sex life?'
'Oh I find myself very gruntled with it.'

Doesn't that sound just great, it fits, having a very gruntled sex life.

If only it were true, he says in a very disgruntled way.

I think that's a back formation invented, by PG Wodehouse. Disgruntled didn't originally come from gruntled, so far as I know.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby dsr » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:03 pm

A slug-a-bed snuggled in somnolent gloom,
When a sobersides slithered right into the room

A frightful slangwanger who banged on the bed
And harangued him and snibbed at his poor slimsy head,

Squalling:'Time you were spiffy and slippy and sprack
You slubberdegullion, you sprag, off your back!

Or forsooth, you are sick, when I must-yes-perforce,
I must skink you a spoonful of black slibber-sauce'

Now slibber-sauce, certe, is so sozzle- a skinker
Who slips you a spoonful of that, is a stinker.

'Oh snick up, O slid, 'slife not slibber-sauce- NO!
And the slug-a-bed spanged from his bed in one go,

And skelped the said skellum, (quite rightly, I'd say),
So the sobersides sloped off. He just slived away.

Bronnie Cunningham.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby South West Claret. » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:06 pm

Clogger.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Alanstevensonsgloves » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:39 pm

PIZZLE

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Re: Great old words.

Postby TVC15 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:43 pm

houseboy wrote:Sturmpet cropped up a lot when I was younger, it was how my dad used to describe my girlfriends, as in, 'oh another strumpet lad, when will you ever learn'.


Love the word “strumpet”. One of my mates uses it !!

Prannock and Wazzock were non swear words “terms of affection” when I was a nipper !

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Aclaret » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:56 pm

I'm flabbergasted that no one has mentioned that they are discombobulated.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby South West Claret. » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:24 pm

Ratbag.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Funkydrummer » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm

Gobsmacked.

Fair clemmed.

Goosed.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby tim_noone » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am

Montedevo.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:35 am

Crestfallen

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Re: Great old words.

Postby LeadBelly » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 am

From holidays long ago...

Chara(banc)
Portmanteau

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Dazzler » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:45 am

2 great old words that seem to be very much out of fashion these days are..

courtesy and consideration.
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Re: Great old words.

Postby South West Claret. » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:02 am

Dazzler wrote:2 great old words that seem to be very much out of fashion these days are..

courtesy and consideration.


Bobby Dazzler..Old bean 8-)

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:28 am

South West Claret. wrote:Bobby Dazzler..Old bean 8-)


O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Sarum » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:33 am

Anyone remember a little old-fashioned word called "those"?

It's one of them words we tend not to use quite as much now....

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Re: Great old words.

Postby HiroshimaClaret » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:39 am

Sarum wrote:Anyone remember a little old-fashioned word called "those"?

It's one of them words we tend not to use quite as much now....


You can add `Are` and `there` to this.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:42 am

Sarum wrote:Anyone remember a little old-fashioned word called "those"?

It's one of them words we tend not to use quite as much now....

Their theyre. :D

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:49 am

The use of 'of' in place of have as well

"They could of done better...."

My mum would be spinning hearing people say that.

Can hear her now watching TV correcting all and sundry on wrong usages of words and mispronounciations.
:D :D :D

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Re: Great old words.

Postby spadesclaret » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:04 am

Sarum wrote:Anyone remember a little old-fashioned word called "those"?

It's one of them words we tend not to use quite as much now....


"who" has been forgotten by many, too.

There are many people now that say "that", then there are still a few people who correctly say "who".

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Re: Great old words.

Postby dsr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:34 am

Sarum wrote:Anyone remember a little old-fashioned word called "those"?

It's one of them words we tend not to use quite as much now....

"them" predates "those". If you learned a very old (Book of Common Prayer) version of the Lord's Prayer, it was "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us".

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:31 pm

dsr wrote:"them" predates "those". If you learned a very old (Book of Common Prayer) version of the Lord's Prayer, it was "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us".

We shoot trespassers on sight

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Re: Great old words.

Postby dsr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:49 pm

Bosscat wrote:We shoot trespassers on sight

That'll learn those! :?

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Down_Rover » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:19 pm

lol, pmsl,

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Sausage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:54 pm

Ginnel

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Too old to be grumpy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:09 pm

One of my favourite websites.

http://www.phrontistery.info/index.html

There you will find thousands of words and their definitions that have fallen out of use, are rarely used or are simply amusing. The site’s URL includes the word phrontistery. A word no longer used (except in a website’s name) meaning a place for thinking or contemplation. I guess most of us have a place or room which we could call our phrontistery. Mine used to be our bath. I tended to make my best decisions while wallowing in a hot bath one of which was to stop having baths and start using the shower instead. There is now a sign on to outside of our loo door; ‘The Phrontistery’.
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Re: Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:35 pm

Too old to be grumpy wrote:One of my favourite websites.

http://www.phrontistery.info/index.html

There you will find thousands of words and their definitions that have fallen out of use, are rarely used or are simply amusing. The site’s URL includes the word phrontistery. A word no longer used (except in a website’s name) meaning a place for thinking or contemplation. I guess most of us have a place or room which we could call our phrontistery. Mine used to be our bath. I tended to make my best decisions while wallowing in a hot bath one of which was to stop having baths and start using the shower instead. There is now a sign on to outside of our loo door; ‘The Phrontistery’.


Am off out to sample the product of "zymotechnics" this evening cheers Too old to be Grumpy m8.... ;) ;)

Have bookmarked this site.... I love it

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Re: Great old words.

Postby karatekid » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Bosscat wrote:The use of 'of' in place of have as well

"They could of done better...."

My mum would be spinning hearing people say that.

Can hear her now watching TV correcting all and sundry on wrong usages of words and mispronounciations.
:D :D :D


I think it may just be 'Could'ave' has turned into 'Could'of' with the integration of different folk into our society.The English language is forever evolving with every new social media platform that arises and also the number of visitors to our shores over the years have had a profound impact on how English is spoken.

Kiff was always Well Kiff or Fair Kiff back in the Eighties :) It meant something was really good or just averagely good.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Bosscat » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:17 pm

karatekid wrote:I think it may just be 'Could'ave' has turned into 'Could'of' with the integration of different folk into our society.The English language is forever evolving with every new social media platform that arises and also the number of visitors to our shores over the years have had a profound impact on how English is spoken.

Kiff was always Well Kiff or Fair Kiff back in the Eighties :) It meant something was really good or just averagely good.

Lazy I call it......
Damned Lazy people doing this should be Flogged I tell you... Flogged... in fact Flogging is too good for the Lazy Blighters :D :D :D

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Re: Great old words.

Postby expoultryboy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Use ya noggin . Well ace .down bi cut .

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Re: Great old words.

Postby piston broke » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:08 pm

An American word, used a lot by Clint Eastwood, I’ve never understood. Cockamamey. Excuse spelling, if incorrect.
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Re: Great old words.

Postby Shore claret » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 pm

Kruckle, they used to kill.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby dpinsussex » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:25 pm

Socialist government

Hang on that's just old words
:) :) :)
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Re: Great old words.

Postby Volvoclaret » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:42 pm

Egate (sic) Very E. Lancs expression, sadly gone from normal conversation. Egate; as in well I saw Mary any she was egate @our Tom was ......

Kiff, good.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby piston broke » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 pm

Volvoclaret wrote:Egate (sic) Very E. Lancs expression, sadly gone from normal conversation. Egate; as in well I saw Mary any she was egate @our Tom was ......

Kiff, good.

I always thought that was agate. The next door neighbour used it all the time.

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Re: Great old words.

Postby Volvoclaret » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:08 pm

Could be agate, thats why I put sic, not 100% sure., but meaning the same thing.


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