Old Fashioned Words

By on Jan 7th, 2010.

It only seems fair that if we’re going to retire some phrases, we should either substitute them with new ones by resurrecting some classics.

Here’s my list of words that should be brought back into the modern vernacular:

kerfuffle
flibbertigibbet
scuttlebutt
babooshka
caddywompas
fritter
hodgepodge
hobnob
moxie
tomfoolery
lollygag

And phrases! They’re the best…

“I’m going out to watch the submarine races.” (Beware if your teenagers tells you that.)

And my favorite phrase of all: “Don’t get your knickers in a twist.”

Then there are nouns that are starting to disappear…

sneakers
record players
pin curls
ice box
house coat
bumpershoot
galoshes

Do you have any soon-to-be-old-fashioned words to add?

Since I’m going to the post office anyway (ugh! My most dreaded errand.), let’s do one more giveaway this week. Another copy of The Choice to a lucky winner. Send in your best old-fashioned, most-missed word or phrase and I’ll pick a winner for both the retired phrases and the soon-to-be-resurrected phrases tomorrow.

Leave a comment or send me an e-mail: suzanne at suzannewoodsfisher dot com

Happy Thursday!

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