Words / phrases that will die a death when the generations above us are all dead


#1

I can’t imagine the word “muggins” surviving.


#2

Poppycock


#3

Clutch pedal


#4

daft ha’p’orth


#5

Legitimate concerns


#6

You could probably add a whole bunch of swear-word substitutes. Mrs CCB’s mum says “oh, fiddlesticks!” when she drops something :smiley:


#7

Fed up to the back teeth
Weird imagery when you think about it


#8

Free education. Generous State Pension.
And probably (hopefully) some racist-y ones that I won’t type out.


#9

Fair points, but it’s not really what I was looking for


#10

Okay more lighthearted ones:
“My giddy aunt.”
“Codswallop”


#11

Mush.

Already dead tbh.


#12

RIP, Roald Amundsen


#13

I occasionally employ fiddlesticks in lieu of an expletive.


#14

Cobbler.


#15

Friends of mine say “cobblers” as a kind of running joke amongst themselves. And fans of their bands have started copying them. Even some Americans, which was pretty funny to hear out loud.


#16

My granddad would say “For Pete’s sake!” instead of the more sweary version. I’ve not heard that one in a long wile.


#17

Mortgage


#18

Cor blimey


#19

Bloomers


#20

Also drawers if thickos keep writing it as “draws”.