Compendium of Lost Words

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago
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Modern English words that people have stopped using.
There are 34 comments:
Female 24
what? boreism is a lost word. where have i been... i feel like a nerd hahahahahaa oh well
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Female 1,228
firstly, cant pronounce most of those anyway.
secondly, of course thev`ve stopped being used,
people are getting so lazy now-adays
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Female 200

The foppotee who was thought to be an ephydriad was actually a divinipotent nepheliad.

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Male 1,647
sertrbl: You realize you have yet to give one ounce of valuable opinion and proper grammer for me not to give a shyte about your opinion??? ^.^
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Female 533
I bet they`re all SAT vocab words =|
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Female 112
This. Is. Awesome.

"dodrantal adj 1656 -1883
of nine inches in length
The male stripper`s dodrantal instrument impressed the ladies greatly."

XD

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Male 1,386
and hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah lol at: dicaearchy n 1656 -1658
just government
While we dream of living in a dicaearchy, in truth, we`re governed by dicks.
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Male 1,386
circumbilivagination n 1611 -1693
going around in a circular motion; circumambulation
She saw many quaint seaside towns in her circumbilivagination of England.

what? i use this all the time. "i love to circumbilivagate my desk at school."

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Female 280
neat.
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Female 101
Uuhhh..... that was pretty nerdy
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Male 250
pretty boring subject all together
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Female 655
No wonder no one uses these words! They`re so dang long!!!!!!!!!
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Male 645
brephophagist
one who eats babies
The character Fat Bastard is a disgustingly obese Scottish brephophagist.

Pure awesome.

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Female 228
uuuuhhhh..... yeeeaa... ok
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Male 536
Did anybody else realize that there was like 10 words for nymphomania?
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Female 797
kexy adj 1608 -1884
dry, brittle, withered
The rustling of the kexy leaves alerted the campers to the bear`s presence.

Kexy is sexy!

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Male 71
I agree, CheeseMan. For instance, ventriloquism and soliloquy are obviously still being used, both in writing and in conversation.
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Female 75
I think by modern, it means not ye olde English, as in `do as thou wilt` or `ne`er` and `thee`. Not as in all these new words you young wipper-snappers use these days. Yeah, I said wipper-snappers. And JaLacaob, how misspelling words slang? More like laziness. Or pure idiocy.
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Female 1,398
haha those are cool. i`m going to try and use some of those.
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Male 1,420
JaLacaob: you realize thats a crappy excuse for not wanting to spell things right, yes?

and im thinking these words arent modern english if nobody really uses them.

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Male 1,406
I could see several of those words being used. Since I take latin, I can see how many of them work directly off of latin like the rest of english does, making it not so weird to me.
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Male 210
Scotchy. I imagine they probably seem foreign because they take the form of traditional english spelling (i.e. UK English with all the superfluous letters). Also English is essentially a mixture of French and some low country germanic dialect close to Flemish, so some words will seem foreign.

Being taken from the 17th and 18th centuries I would imagine the differences between English in the US and UK would not have diverged too much at that time.

Then again, you still had incredibly diverse regional dialects throughout the UK then and presumably elsewhere, which is where I`d imagine many of these words would have come from.

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Female 339
Oh yeah, some of these words are really modern... last used in 1656? :-? Of course its bloody forgotten, its 400 years ago man!! Move with the times!
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Male 11
my mind is suffarcinated with a tantuple of new vocabulary.
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Female 1,211
That was so habroneme. :-D
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Male 591
Yea, a lot of those words seem almost foreign from the way english is used, probably why most of them aren`t used anymore as stated above.

However, some of them are still in use and I do see them occasionally.

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Male 1,647

BigBonny, Spriggan: You realize it`s slang, yes? Besides, I have never, before this point in time, had to type `Gesundheit`. Most people have no idea what I`m talking about when I -say- it.
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Male 242
and Gesundheit...but whatever
don`t have enough time to go through all this now, but definitely will later. seems very interesting.
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Male 2,216
You realise it`s "Bless you" not "Blessu" right?

And yeah, interesting list, but some of those ARE still used!

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Male 1,647

I can see -why- they`ve stopped using them. I want to respond "Blessu" or "Gadzoontite" to most of these...
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Female 94
neat. i`m going to make a point to use a bunch of those. :)
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Female 228
Meh, I`d rather have an escape from the room game. <3
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Female 587
I am going to totally try and use some of those words.

Shame some are hard to pronounce though.

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Male 10,115
Link: Compendium of Lost Words [Rate Link] - Modern English words that people have stopped using.
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