Fading English Words?

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  1. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    But how often does the missus see him?
     
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    My son Noah uses that word on the regular.
     
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    Execrable-extremely bad or unpleasant
    Impertinent-rude
    recalcitrant-having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority and/or discipline.
    unprepossessing-ugly
     
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    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    Those are “big” words that get used all the time.
     
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    "Big words." Lol, I guess you must be a "big boy." Look up Blatherskite.
     
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    ponder

    lad
     
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    I keep her away from him, I like my milk unadulterated:whistling:
     
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    Yes I know what to call a strobe timing light. I just felt like giving it a dopey name here. :p :rolleyes:

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    To be fair, unless you have seen one used, it would not be obvious. Movies and TV would be it.

    Is a funny vid though.
     
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    lately ive been hearing "of course" in reply to thank you, as if the thanking someone is expressing surprise that they would do something worth being thanked for..., but when i mention that, none of the kids (18-25 years old who i work with) ever meant it that way... they just use 'of course' as a rote ceremonial response, just like "you're welcome" is and was...
     
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    i'm keeping that one alive here in Northern California, at least.
     
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    i still see 'ilk' in use, but the negative connotation of 'ilk' seems to be lessening...
     
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    Very effective in the accusative.
     
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    i'm starting a band called monte and his ilk. or maybe the Ilk and their ilk. we'll probably just do Hooray for the Riff Raff covers...
     
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    Nobody calls a CB radio a "CB Set" anymore. There are still diehards like me out there that still talk on them, but not much of the goofy lingo that existed in the 70s anymore. Unfortunately my home location is between mountains, so if I want to do any long distance talking, I have to drive up on top of one of them.
     
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    Can you imagine the criminals that get away nowadays as Clark Kent runs around in search of a phone booth?

    EDIT - Looks like someone beat me to the punch by a few pages. o_O
     
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    I think that's why the crime rate is up. There's a direct correlation.
     
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