14 Old Words That Should Still Be Used Today
What it means: To listen attentively
As in: Seriously you guys, hark: I think we should get half-sausage, half-pineapple. Then everyone will be happy.
What it means: A stupid person
As in: The booby didn’t even look before driving through the intersection! I could be a cripple right now!
What it means: To drink a beverage copiously and heartily
As in: What’d you guys do last night? / Oh, you know — we went to the bar and straight up quaffed some shots. The usual.
What it means: A mild oath
As in: I just saw Jenny making out with your boyfriend. / Oh Em Gee! Odzooks?! / Totes Odzooks.
What it means: Skilled in the arts of magic, particularly illusion and concealment
As in: You’re a dwimmer-crafty, Harry.
What it means: An aged man
As in: How old are you again? / Twenty-four. /And you’re dating someone who’s forty-seven? / Yes. / Shoot, he’s a regular grandsire.
What it means: Engaged to be married
As in: Grandsire, I know I didn’t ask for your permission before proposing to your daughter, but we’re trothplighted. Get over it.
What it means: A foolish person
As in: Derek didn’t even know that Game of Thrones airs a week ahead in the Netherlands. The tomnoddy could’ve downloaded next week’s episode by now.
What it means: Of the north
As in: Oh, you’re from Canada? Septentrional, eh?
What it means: A large harem
As in: Which seraglio did you join? / Delta Zeta! Soooooo excited!
What it means: To depict by painting or drawing
As in: Jack, I want you to limn me like one of your French girls.
What it means: Something worthless
As in: What’d your boyfriend get you for graduation? / Used lotto tickets. / Wow, he’s the epitome of a gubbins.
What it means: To deny to oneself
As in: Hey, want to go see The Lucky One? / Sorry I can’t, I abnegated Zac Efron’s filmography for Lent.
What it means: To beat someone with a dried bull’s penis
As in: You deleted Dance Moms off the DVR?! I’m going to give you a good pizzling!
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