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#1493385 --- 12/17/16 09:39 AM "Spermologer"?
Teonan Offline
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“Don't gobblefunk around with words.”
~ Roald Dahl, The BFG
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18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style

Just like facts and flies, English words have life-spans. Some are thousands of years old, from before English officially existed, others change, or are replaced or get ditched entirely.

Here are 18 uncommon or obsolete words that we think may have died early. We found them in two places: a book called “The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten” by Jeffrey Kacirk, and on a blog called Obsolete Word of The Day that’s been out of service since 2010. Both are fantastic— you should check them out.

Here they be: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/195348/18-obsolete-words-which-should-have-never-gone-out-of-style/
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#1506444 --- 10/11/17 04:06 PM Re: "Spermologer"? [Re: Teonan]
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"Resistentialism: The seemingly spiteful behavior shown by inanimate objects"www.ObsoleteWord.Blogspot.com

I need to bring THAT one out of retirement. It's the perfect description of a couple forum posters. grin
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#1506447 --- 10/11/17 04:51 PM Re: "Spermologer"? [Re: Timbo]
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**grin**

Y u s s s.
Word to the "beef-witted".
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#1506451 --- 10/11/17 05:30 PM Re: "Spermologer"? [Re: Teonan]
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wink
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