I have run across some words and phrases that are no longer really used in the English language and personally, I think we need to bring them back.
Scurryfunge – “A hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time she knocks on the door.” Personally, I am quite guilty of this one and never realized there was a term for it. Although I am not concerned with the neighbors so much as I am the maintenance men!
Married all o’er – “Said of women who after their marriage . . . become . . . miserable-looking.” LOL we have all seen a few of these beauties, have we not?
Gone to Texas – “An American expression for one who has decamped, leaving debts behind.” Sometimes abbreviated G.T.T. In our bad economic time, I think we absolutely need to bring this expression back. And needless to say I am a hair’s breadth away myself.
And what better way to describe our (American) government post-Kennedy. Assishness – “Asinine quality; stupidity.”
And a few more that are just plain fun to say: Googer (“the devil”), toozle (to make one’s hair stand on end) and play dikkop (to try to deceive).
I will keep my eye out for any more forgotten english that I feel worthy of a come back. And feel free to post/comment your own favorite forgotten english words!!
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I rather like grog-blossom which refers to the red patches on the nose or face of someone who drinks too much.