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Date: 02/05/07 02:06 AM

34 Responses to Compendium of Lost Words

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 12:37 am
    Link: Compendium of Lost Words - Modern English words that people have stopped using.
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    lizzywizzy Female 18-29
    587 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 12:45 am
    I am going to totally try and use some of those words.

    Shame some are hard to pronounce though.

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    P-Chanmisao Female 18-29
    228 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 2:09 am
    Meh, I`d rather have an escape from the room game. <3
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    featherstorm Female 18-29
    94 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 2:11 am
    neat. i`m going to make a point to use a bunch of those. :)
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2007 at 2:13 am

    I can see -why- they`ve stopped using them. I want to respond "Blessu" or "Gadzoontite" to most of these...
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2007 at 2:51 am
    You realise it`s "Bless you" not "Blessu" right?

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

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    Spriggan666 Male 18-29
    242 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 2:52 am
    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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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 4:03 am

    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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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 4:17 am
    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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    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 4:25 am
    That was so habroneme. :-D
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    goldkear Male 18-29
    11 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 4:30 am
    my mind is suffarcinated with a tantuple of new vocabulary.
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    bubblebubb Female 18-29
    339 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 5:43 am
    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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    Jon1984 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 6:23 am
    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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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 8:28 am
    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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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2007 at 10:23 am
    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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    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 12:15 pm
    haha those are cool. i`m going to try and use some of those.
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    MelEE34 Female 13-17
    75 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    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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    _trivium Male 18-29
    71 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    I agree, CheeseMan. For instance, ventriloquism and soliloquy are obviously still being used, both in writing and in conversation.
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    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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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    Did anybody else realize that there was like 10 words for nymphomania?
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    boredchick19 Female 13-17
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    February 5, 2007 at 5:18 pm
    uuuuhhhh..... yeeeaa... ok
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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm
    one who eats babies
    The character Fat Bastard is a disgustingly obese Scottish brephophagist.

    Pure awesome.

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    RadRockette Female 13-17
    655 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 6:43 pm
    No wonder no one uses these words! They`re so dang long!!!!!!!!!
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    majwhite Male 18-29
    250 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 6:50 pm
    pretty boring subject all together
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    tryit0nce Female 18-29
    101 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    Uuhhh..... that was pretty nerdy
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    mangarooboo Female 13-17
    280 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    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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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    February 5, 2007 at 10:59 pm
    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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    deuterium Female 13-17
    112 posts
    February 6, 2007 at 9:22 pm
    This. Is. Awesome.

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


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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
    533 posts
    February 6, 2007 at 9:26 pm
    I bet they`re all SAT vocab words =|
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2007 at 5:29 am
    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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    Lynn_19 Female 18-29
    200 posts
    February 7, 2007 at 12:17 pm

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

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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    February 9, 2007 at 8:19 am
    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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    CheeseManiac Female 18-29
    24 posts
    February 11, 2007 at 10:30 pm
    what? boreism is a lost word. where have i been... i feel like a nerd hahahahahaa oh well

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