Cool words we don't use anymore.

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

  1. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    I still use that all the time, but then I am an old dude.
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  2. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    I'll intentionally say "fixin to" around Yankees sometime just to draw some confusion and mutual laughs.
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  3. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Doodly-squat or diddly squat
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  4. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

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  5. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Gully washer
  6. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    It was teased out of me by my yankee cousin and his friends. What are you going to fix? And crap like that.
  7. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts


    At least I wish this word wasn't used anymore. Fortunately its use is now much rarer. A 1980s-1990s corporate buzz word that was WAY OVERUSED!
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  8. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Contact - in business, folks now say "reach out" to someone.
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  9. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    These words have just recently made a comeback around these parts:

    Pulling Guard


    Tight End

    Road Grader (still not getting enough use yet)
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  10. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    For years I've been saying "frisky" when describing myself or others. It can mean mischievious / rascally, a little naughty, fresh after a shower or amorous.

    Recently I've found myself saying "groovy" . It can mean cool, I'm feeling groovy or I can use it in a snarky / sarcastic way.

    Lately, I'm also am fond of saying: "knickers".... as in he got it in the knickers or I'd like to get into hers!
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  11. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Right smart, as in how much? Right smart.
  12. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Punk - when used to mean sick or ill.

    This one confused the heck out of me, when I was a young teen, feeling under the weather, and my Grandma asked if I "was feeling punk"?

    I didn't know whether to answer: (i) "not really, hard rock is more my style," or (ii) "what, is my hair standing up all spikey or something?"
  13. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts


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