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3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:18:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Post words you used to hear when you were younger, but you don’t hear much anymore.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:20:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Galoot

a clumsy or oafish person

As in, get outta here ya dumb galoot.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:27:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Surry

"Stoned Soul Picnic" is a 1968 song by Laura Nyro. ... The word surry, used frequently in the lyric (e.g. "Surry down to a stoned soul picnic"), is a neologism by Nyro; its meaning is unclear.

I heard people use the word when I was young, but I never hear anyone say it now.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:28:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
noldor your're ok
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:29:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought a surry was a kind of buggy pulled by a horse...
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:43:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that most of the words I don't hear anymore are words that are either regional to where I grew up, or words my family made up for things...
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:46:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:29:28 PM CowDung wrote:
I thought a surry was a kind of buggy pulled by a horse...

That’s surrey. It’s probably related.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:46:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:28:06 PM skyfish wrote:
noldor your're ok


Thanks! You too.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 2:52:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:27:34 PM Noldor wrote:
Surry

Isn't that Tom Cruise's kid?
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 3:19:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Studebaker
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 3:23:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:29:28 PM CowDung wrote:
I thought a surry was a kind of buggy pulled by a horse...
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:46:22 PM Noldor wrote:
That’s surrey. It’s probably related.


How can one tell how it's spelled if the word is heard?
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 3:37:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Crapulous. It's a real word and means exactly what you'd think.

Kerfuffle. (A commotion/fuss)

There's tons of local slang that doesn't get used much anymore. It saddens me.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:19:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Delorean

Rotary dial phone or pay phone

Message machine

Compassionate conservative

Tape (or 8 track) player
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:21:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Negro
Mongoloid
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:25:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:27:34 PM Noldor wrote:
Surry
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:52:55 PM CuckingFunt wrote:
Isn't that Tom Cruise's kid?


I thought his kid was the voice of the iPhone/iPad...
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:29:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bagwash. Large laundries would wash clothes by the bag full.

Rag'nbone man. Would ride his horse and cart through the streets calling ray-boh. collecting all kinds of junk, not just rags and bones.

Slipper bath. The public baths was not just a swimming pool but contained individual bath tubs for people who had no facilities of their own. As shown in the movie Quadrophenia.

Farthing: one quarter of a penny. 0.104% of a pound

Tanner: sixpence 2.5% of a pound

Bob/Shilling : 5% of a pound

Florin:10% of a pound

'arf a crown/ 'arf a dollar 12.5% of a pound. (The gold standard pre-war set the dollar at 4 to the pound but there was no coin for a crown, only 'arf a crown) all these coins coins were abolished in 1971 onwards as Britain Prepared to join the EEC.

Rachmanism: Running a slum landlord operation

Gansey: Indian Army slang for a jumper.



3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:46:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:29:28 PM CowDung wrote:
I thought a surry was a kind of buggy pulled by a horse...
On Friday 2/1/19 - 2:46:22 PM Noldor wrote:
That’s surrey. It’s probably related.
On Friday 2/1/19 - 3:23:32 PM CowDung wrote:
How can one tell how it's spelled if the word is heard?

By the context of the sentence.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:51:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 4:29:14 PM Boredofu wrote:
Farthing: one quarter of a penny. 0.104% of a pound Tanner: sixpence 2.5% of a pound Bob/Shilling : 5% of a pound Florin:10% of a pound 'arf a crown/ 'arf a dollar 12.5% of a pound. (The gold standard pre-war set the dollar at 4 to the pound but there was no coin for a crown, only 'arf a crown) all these coins coins were abolished in 1971...

How about tuppence?
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 4:54:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 4:21:42 PM CowDung wrote:
Negro Mongoloid

Negro was a pretty common word, now it’s become derogatory.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 5:02:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 4:51:20 PM Noldor wrote:
How about tuppence?



We still had a two pence coin for quite some time also a penny.

Although a thru'penny bit also died out.

Jubblee: a pyramid shaped carton of orange squash that shopkeepers would freeze and convert into huge (to under 10's) iceberg like lollies. This lives on in Del Boy Trotter's catchphrase Luvely Jubblee. a Jubblee could last for hours and the melting squash would gather in the carton, sat on a wall while you played hopscotch or Shadows. So you could suck it or sup the liquid until half your face took on the shading of a future American president.

Scrumping: Stealing apples from trees by small boys.
3 months ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 5:09:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 2/1/19 - 4:21:42 PM CowDung wrote:
Negro Mongoloid
On Friday 2/1/19 - 4:54:22 PM Noldor wrote:
Negro was a pretty common word, now it’s become derogatory.

So is mongoloid. So are most words used in the 60s or 70s relating to disabilities, challenges and those who are afflicted with them.
3 months ago - Sunday 2/3/19 - 1:55:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Tallywhacker
Twattling
Anon
3 months ago - Sunday 2/3/19 - 2:08:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
Whack

Hizzy

I haven't heard anyone called a 'poser' in awhile.

3 months ago - Sunday 2/3/19 - 3:26:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I did in the hot topics thread a few days ago. Yes, I called Freddie Mercury a poseur.
3 months ago - Sunday 2/3/19 - 4:21:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Lots of aussie slang is dying out which is sad..there were only 3 new slang words added to the dictionary this year apparently...: tockley, meaning penis, ort, meaning buttocks, and unit, meaning bogan ( bogan kind of means a redneck.)

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