Words people don’t say any more


#1

When was the last time you heard anybody use the word ‘frightful’ in everyday conversation?


#2

I say frightful but I am basically a Dickensian street urchin


#3

Probably the last time I spoke to Dean Martin


#4

read wuthering heights for some reason the other week and the folk in that were constantly ejaculating

“you saucy wench” he ejaculated

laughed every time, obviously.


#5

Did an exam and coursework on Wuthering Heights without ever reading it, just printed off a list of quotes from the internet. Pretty sure every book can be read as such.


#6

How does it even end? Is it that bit in the grave?


#7

heathcliff ejaculates spectacularly


#8

That’s mustard!
Oh my days
FTW
Fail
Noob


#9

To the eponymous heights.


#10

Keen as mustard is a great phrase
As is oh my days


#11

You’d still hear mustard here in Belfast a fair bit, only it’s nearly always to describe a person, as in ‘did you see what he just tried to get away with? He’s mustard!’


#12

I say frightful but I work in a rare bookshop and we are essentially Dickensian fat cats


#13

Pretty sure I haven’t heard anybody use the word ‘dosh’ since the late Nineties


#14

Too long I roam in the night
I’m coming back to his side, to put it right
I’m coming…


#15

Bonk - last used in tabloid headlines about affairs in the 1990, usually involving gay people.

“School teacher caught in lesbian bonk”


#16

cyclists use it all the time to describe running out of energy

still find it funny


#17

Also ‘romp’.


#18

*steamy romp


#19

There’s a whole list of words that are only used in tabloids:

Bonk
Romp
Boffin (as in scientist, etc)
Fracas
Steamy


#20

trousered