Favorite Old Words

A discussion of slang and the changes it undergoes.
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Favorite Old Words

Postby Slava » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:28 pm

A few days ago The Guardian put out a piece asking for "old" words people still use. The actual article has basically no meaning, but the comments, of which there are quite a few, are rather fun to go through. Do any of you use any of the terms mentioned?
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Re: Favorite Old Words

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:58 pm

I need a little more specificity. Please add a link to the Guardian.
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Re: Favorite Old Words

Postby Slava » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:17 pm

I wonder how I managed to leave out the link. Sorry about that. Here 'tis: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... e-twerking

Sadly, since I made the original post, The Guardian has changed something in their formatting and I can no longer read the comments, so I no longer can say anything about what I thought I was saying. :cry:
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Re: Favorite Old Words

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:10 pm

Still there under Word of the Year, where he asks for duch terms. You click on the comments to find yawp, slubberdegudeon, absqualate, and on and on for over 300 of them.
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Re: Favorite Old Words

Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:55 pm

On and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
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