Words people don’t say any more

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

I say frightful but I am basically a Dickensian street urchin

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Probably the last time I spoke to Dean Martin

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.

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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.

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

heathcliff ejaculates spectacularly

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That’s mustard!
Oh my days
FTW
Fail
Noob

To the eponymous heights.

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

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!’

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

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

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

“School teacher caught in lesbian bonk”

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

still find it funny

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Also ‘romp’.

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*steamy romp

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

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

trousered

I hear the first two all the time. All the time.