Cool words we don't use anymore.

Discussion in 'Esther's Follies' started by Son of a Son, May 14, 2009.

  1. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    What is hirsel, and what is tass, other than the Russian news agency?
    And while we are on cool words, I saw a bumper sticker with the term fragging on it, as in, My Gamer is Fragging your Honor Student. Is this translatable into English?
  2. NBMisha

    NBMisha 500+ Posts

    Speaking of "honky" and "square"...

    Out to dinner at Houston's at Burnet and Anderson a month ago. We had to wait a bit for a table, and the skank at the podium (you'll get the reference in a second) took notes as to which of the folks in the crowd were associated with what table ticket.

    We got called for our table and she (accidentally?) left the ticket with her notes on it, which we read as we waited for the waiter.

    Here note said "grey honky, square blonde". I was mildly amused, the mishtress much less. She was "sore".
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  3. The Creature

    The Creature 100+ Posts

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    83Horn 100+ Posts


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  6. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

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  7. Murphy'sBoy

    Murphy'sBoy 1,000+ Posts

  8. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    Thanks to you whippersnappers, I can now use fragging in a sentence without being square.
  9. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    surprised I did not see:


    Yeah, baby! [​IMG]

    Not sure these were ever cool, but I don't think I saw these words listed:

    cad - as in he is a cad
    shag - a womans haircut from the 60-70's, form of cheap carpet or he shagged her
    fab - short for fabulous, the Fab Four (otherwise known as The Beatles)
    Cats pajamas
    Aggies - it officially changed to aggy years ago
  10. Murphy'sBoy

    Murphy'sBoy 1,000+ Posts

    You don't hear many people these days referring to the wife/girlfriend as "the old lady"
  11. Dusty

    Dusty 250+ Posts

    Scooter bug
  12. LHB_SOB

    LHB_SOB 250+ Posts

    I second "broad."

    I also use "ice-house" to refer to convenience stores.
  13. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    My FIL sent an email in which he used "persnickity." Add it to the list.
  14. FugleBunny

    FugleBunny 25+ Posts

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  17. hooklahoma

    hooklahoma 1,000+ Posts

    trollop (means floozie, tramp)

    My grandparents used to say this all the time and I used to laugh my *** off. It just sounds hilarious in context. I would not be disappointed if this word made a comeback.
  18. scottsins

    scottsins 1,000+ Posts

  19. The Creature

    The Creature 100+ Posts


    I know, the Irish use them. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't too. :p
  20. Murphy'sBoy

    Murphy'sBoy 1,000+ Posts

    When did a "rubber" become a "condom"?
  21. TXHookem

    TXHookem 1,000+ Posts

    bespoke (maybe not in the UK but in the US)

    "For the love of Pete"
    "For Pete's sake"
  22. The Creature

    The Creature 100+ Posts

  23. Macanudo

    Macanudo 2,500+ Posts

    Choice as in...

    "It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. "
  24. The Creature

    The Creature 100+ Posts

  25. S.A.Diva

    S.A.Diva 250+ Posts

  26. accuratehorn

    accuratehorn 10,000+ Posts

    Gadzooks and ods bodkins.
  27. S.A.Diva

    S.A.Diva 250+ Posts

    I like: Dig

    as in: " She digs him"
  28. Son of a Son

    Son of a Son 1,000+ Posts

    A beautiful one just came up on the baseball board:

  29. accuratehorn

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  30. longtex

    longtex Guest

    Some o' them words are still in use out here... we have not one, but two ice houses (although one's being an insurance agency and the other one's boarded up). And, hell's bells, I just used "whilst" over in the baseball forum. Dang. Small world.

    Ice Box

    I hear "ice box" used a fair amount still (if you're scratchinh your head, it's for that thing in your kitchen you might call a "fridge"), but maybe that's 'cause we're stuck in the "Home of the Last Frontier". I reckon some Alaskans would take issue with that, but the closest place I can see a traffic light that changes colors is 75 miles away, so it's not totally undeserved... yeah, I know some o' them Alaskans gotta go to a whole different country to see the lights change, but they ain't in Texas, so it doesn't count. Now that I think of it, my SECOND closest color-changing light is in a different country...

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