killingtime


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pooflady wrote:

Me, too. Play by the rules.



Okay, but please define your title. What length of time is anymore?

The thread's name is too nebulous as currently written.

Are we talking about words that lost use 100 years or over? Please specify.

Or are you guys upset that words once popular in your day (i.e. "dreamboat" & "hunk") are no longer in the vernacular?

qwertyuiop000


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punk
twerp
hoodlum

killingtime


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:punk
twerp
hoodlum



See, I still hear punk & hoodlum.

"Punk" as in being "punk'd" and "punk" as a brand of music.

killingtime


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But I get jumped on!

:P

qwertyuiop000


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killingtime wrote:

See, I still hear punk & hoodlum.

"Punk" as in being "punk'd" and "punk" as a brand of music.



I mean "punk" as in "You punks get offa my lawn!"
I mean "twerp" as in "You twerps get offa my lawn!"
I mean "hoodlum" as in "You hoodlums get offa my lawn!"

qwertyuiop000


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rascal

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//gets on qwertyuiop000's lawn

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

killingtime


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:

I mean "punk" as in "You punks get offa my lawn!"
I mean "twerp" as in "You twerps get offa my lawn!"
I mean "hoodlum" as in "You hoodlums get offa my lawn!"



Found in use literally today...

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/heart_you_bully_you_punk.html

qwertyuiop000


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AZGman wrote://gets on qwertyuiop000's lawn



geezer as in "You geezers get offa my lawn!"

pooflady


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killingtime wrote:

See, I still hear punk & hoodlum.

"Punk" as in being "punk'd" and "punk" as a brand of music.



Please don't tell me you don't know what punk was being referred to. Come on, KT.

As far as when I started the thread, words from any era (and they've certainly been pointed out) that aren't used in that context any longer.



The biggest lie that I tell myself daily..."I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."

qwertyuiop000


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killingtime wrote:

Found in use literally today...

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/heart_you_bully_you_punk.html



I think that a book whose protagonist is named "Iphigenia" qualifies for being sufficiently obscure.

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qwertyuiop000 wrote:

I mean "punk" as in "You punks get offa my lawn!"
I mean "twerp" as in "You twerps get offa my lawn!"
I mean "hoodlum" as in "You hoodlums get offa my lawn!"



As in the punks and hoodlums that hung out on my grandparents corner. They weren't on the lawn they would lean on the fence.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

pooflady


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don'twantaname wrote:

As in the punks and hoodlums that hung out on my grandparents corner. They weren't on the lawn they would lean on the fence.



Except they're not called that now, like the kid that the guy shot and killed a few weeks ago. That was only a few blocks away from us.



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killingtime


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pooflady wrote:
As far as when I started the thread, words from any era (and they've certainly been pointed out) that aren't used in that context any longer.



So conveniently subjective. The rules keep bending as much as a flexi-straw...

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killingtime wrote:

So conveniently subjective. The rules keep bending as much as a flexi-straw...



Can you say nitpick?



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pooflady wrote:

Please don't tell me you don't know what punk was being referred to. Come on, KT.

As far as when I started the thread, words from any era (and they've certainly been pointed out) that aren't used in that context any longer.



Hey poof, did you read back. You are entitled to publicly point out and laugh at 10 or more of my spelling and grammar mistakes. I seem to have hijacked you thread for over a page while you were gone.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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don'twantaname wrote:

Hey poof, did you read back. You are entitled to publicly point out and laugh at 10 or more of my spelling and grammar mistakes. I seem to have hijacked you thread for over a page while you were gone.



I gnew that.



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pooflady


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back seat bingo



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AZGman


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pooflady wrote:back seat bingo



submarine races

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pooflady


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AZGman wrote:

submarine races



(LOL, I'd forgotten that one)

go ape



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rabble
rabble-rouser

qwertyuiop000


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Hamburglar
Captain Crook
Grimace
Mayor McCheese
Big Mac (the McDonaldland poilceman)

pooflady


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passion pit



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gothic (in it's traditional sense)

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pooflady


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AZGman wrote:gothic (in it's traditional sense)



(AZ, remember this one?)

Shoot low, they're riding Shetlands.



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pooflady wrote:

Can you say nitpick?



Well...yes, I can.

There is a lot of bias going on here.

Okay going through the words (only up until page 5), my opinion is as follows...

Words hardly or not in use anymore:
davenport
sawbones
draftsack
swain
corsair
pshaw
fardel
pay car
tump
mackinaw
macadam
bussing
sparking (not as in giving off sparks)
jeehosaphat
egg money
hither and yon
hither and thither
hoosegow
jive
far out
sock hop
rat fink
velocipede
hooligan
hoodlum
ruffians
hoodwinked
duck's ass
hoods
nickelbag
soapers
white cross
monaural
tat
handbasket
brume
blaguer
pillock
pratt
woofits


Still in periodic use:
pocketbook (I still use)
vestibule (if religious)
lavatory (mainly in signage for hospitals/airplanes)
carport (regional)
dumbwaiter (old hotels/commercial establishments)
popover (think of how many times a year you make them)
cellar (regional)
raunchy
short wave (hobbyists)
CB (hobbyists/truckers)
stockings (regional)
dollop (recipes)
furlongs (horse racing)
overshoes (regional/demographic)
aerial antenna (boating)
dither (actually a big Photoshop word)
bamboozled (regional)
crumpet (regional)
doily
tit-for-tat
ftp (industry specific)
usenet


Still in use, mainly in books/movies/songs
scurvy
adonis (mad about this one because it is actually a Cure song)
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
sojourn
lilt
shall
cyberspace
trollop
fortnight
transistor
yonder
beatnik
creep
darn (as in mend)


Oudated by the passing of time:
dungarees (replaced with jeans)
icebox (replaced with freezer)
parlor (replaced with shop)
withdrawing room (replaced with livingroom)
drawing room (replaced with livingroom)
john (replaced with toilet)
stud (replaced with hot)
hunk (replaced with hot)
spigot (replaced with tap or faucet)
jiffy (replaced with right away/ASAP)
spiffy (replaced with hot/handsome/well-dressed)
sport (replaced with man?)
hose (replaced with nylons)
galoshes (replaced with boots)
betroth (replaced with engaged)
radio star (replaced with shock jock)
moving picture (replaced with movie)
rubbers (replaced with boots)
inner tube (replaced with ring or float?)
groovy (replaced with cool/hot?)
pegged pants (replaced with cuffed/rolled)
hi-fi (replaced with stereo - funny that we have wi-fi now)
kermit
telnet
bbs
postman (replaced with letter carrier)


Never heard used in the context presented:
boss http://www.woot.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=494651#494651


Still in prolific use:
lid
decoupage
bubbler


AZGman


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pooflady wrote:

(AZ, remember this one?)

Shoot low, they're riding Shetlands.



Nope; but I like it!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

AZGman


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killingtime wrote:

Well...yes, I can.

There is a lot of bias going on here.

Okay going through the words (only up until page 5), my opinion is as follows...
<snip>



So this is where you've been!

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pooflady


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Beat feet



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AZGman


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skedaddle

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qwertyuiop000


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killingtime wrote:

Well...yes, I can.

There is a lot of bias going on here.

Okay going through the words (only up until page 5), my opinion is as follows...



Ma'am, I'll have to ask you to put down the Diet Coke. It's for your own safety.

qwertyuiop000


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Tab (soft drink, although I guess they still make it...)

AZGman


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:Tab (soft drink, although I guess they still make it...)



They do? Criminy! Disgusting stuff . . . with insipid commercials . . .

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pooflady


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bookin'



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pooflady wrote:bookin'



"Keep on truckin'"

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qwertyuiop000


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AZGman wrote:

They do? Criminy! Disgusting stuff . . . with insipid commercials . . .



http://www.virtualvender.coca-cola.com/ft/detail.jsp?region_id=&country_id=&drink_type_id=&all_reg_selected=&brand_id=279

"Although sales of TaB were surpassed by the introduction of Diet Coke in 1982, the brand still has fiercely loyal fans who have been known to travel hundreds of miles to find their favorite drink.

"Available in the following locations: Botswana, Iceland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, U.S. Virgin Islands and United States."

killingtime


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I use to drink Tab before DC.

AZGman


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qwertyuiop000 wrote:

http://www.virtualvender.coca-cola.com/ft/detail.jsp?region_id=&country_id=&drink_type_id=&all_reg_selected=&brand_id=279

"Although sales of TaB were surpassed by the introduction of Diet Coke in 1982, the brand still has fiercely loyal fans who have been known to travel hundreds of miles to find their favorite drink.

"Available in the following locations: Botswana, Iceland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, U.S. Virgin Islands and United States."



Okay, I understand almost all those locations . . . but I would have thought Icelanders would have better sense.

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pooflady


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copasetic



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pooflady wrote:copasetic



hepcat

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