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    Default Buzz Words of yesterytear

    After the comments about current buzz words that we feel are overused i thought let's recall ones or expressions that seem to have fallen into disuse so I 'll start.

    Swot -I was amazed in 2017 when t asked a student if she had been partying or doing swot for her Uni studies.
    She asked "what is swot?'

    Snazzy - neat - fab (or fabulous) - up the buhy (boohigh) - knackered or shagged - hooha (or hooey)

    Please add yours
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    Grouse.
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    Default Re: Buzz Words of yesterytear

    Some are older than you might think:



    Idiot
    Ancient Greece people who didn’t participate in the political process or in their community
    The Greek word idiotes was used to describe those people, who were considered ignorant and overly preoccupied with themselves.

    Moron
    Also Ancient Greek word móros, meaning “foolish” or “stupid.”


    friend as a verb
    Sometime in the 1400s, if not earlier the earliest examples of the verb friend from the OED, it just means "to make friends."

    In the 1880s, dude had a negative ring to it. A dude was a dandy, someone very particular about clothes, looks, and mannerisms, who affected a sort of exaggerated high-class persona.

    Hipster shows up in a 1941 dictionary of “hash house lingo,” meaning “a know-it-all.”

    1915: “She’s some babe.”

    outasight comes from the 1890s

    fanboy - 1919
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    Crumpet No explanation needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    Crumpet No explanation needed
    Actually depends who you talk to. I'd never heard of it, the ones you put in toasters or the other....until husband explained.
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    You must have lived a protected and sheltered life piroska.
    It's not the least charm of a theory that it is refutable. The hundred-times-refuted theory of "free will" owes its persistence to this charm alone; some one is always appearing who feels himself strong enough to refute it - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    Smoo and norks
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    "Choice" ( when used as a buzzword in the 1980's)

    allways hated that one

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    When I was at school in the late 50s "cool" was the in word. Everything that you liked was "cool." It is a buzz word of yesteryear that has survived into today.
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    But 'cool' begat offspring: 'uncool.'

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