Cool words we don't use anymore.

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

  1. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

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

    Chop 10,000+ 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 10,000+ Posts

    Doodly-squat or diddly squat
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  4. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

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  5. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ 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 10,000+ 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 10,000+ Posts

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

    Chop 10,000+ 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 5,000+ Posts

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

    Chop 10,000+ 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 10,000+ Posts

  14. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    My brothers and I love black and white classics and always used to don’t make me know no never mind.
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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Sober as a goat
  16. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 1,000+ Posts


  17. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Egress used in legalese quite a bit.

    Far out
    Dork, or dorkie
  18. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    One of my favorite stories from the 1980s..Three men were captured stealing North Korean State secrets. They are granted one last wish. The Frenchman ask to sing the French national anthem. The Japanese asks that he be allowed to deliver a lecture on continuous process improvement. The American asks that he be executed before his companion's last wishes are granted.
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    LousianaHorn Kabong

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  20. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Your synergy comments made me think if “outside the box”. I felt if I heard that one more time I would put someone “inside” a box.
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