Extinct Words

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by pit, May 5, 2012.

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  1. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Fisticuffs - once used to denote fistfighting, boxing.

    Razzamatazz - colorful 70s word which defined an array of ideas, objects, materials or substances. Each letter would often be colored differently.

    Swell - an expression of satisfaction or success, ex: I'm doing swell. (I will bring it back into the vernacular myself.)

    Lousy - horrible, badly. That was a lousy swing Mitch Manaheim made at the plate.
  2. Moat

    Moat Banned Member

    Razzamatazz - that is still said a lot in Australia (notably because it is the name of a women's sticking line)
    While fisticuffs is rarely used by anyone anymore (under the age of 70), Swell and lousy - they are still said fairly regularly in Australia
  3. Fvantom

    Fvantom Active Member

    Ive still seen people say lousy recently, not too often, I dont hear swell much, but fisticuffs seems to be making a comeback XD
  4. Madsys

    Madsys Active Member

    me and my friends and such use all those words :)
  5. Moat

    Moat Banned Member

    Must be an aussie thing :kool:
  6. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    They're still used in other places, too. I still use them and so do others here. (Maybe here it's because of our age, though. :eek:ld: :laugh:)
  7. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I use these words sometimes...of course I use words that people probably haven't used in 70 years...haha.
  8. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    I was hoping you guys would add to my list. Are there any other words that people don't use anymore?
  9. Brokengirl123

    Brokengirl123 Well-Known Member

    'Bez it'
    'mint', 'jazzy' and also 'buzzing' - words used to describe something that is good.

    I think pit means words that have faded out of common everyday general speech probably for whatever country you are living in as it is hard to know the vernacular of others. This is an interesting game pit.
  10. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Doldrums - a blue or depressed state that usually brings a person to this site.

    Shucks or Aw, Shucks - an exclamation like Gosh, Gee Willakers or Dagnabbit, all of which are extinct.
  11. thepainwithin

    thepainwithin Well-Known Member

    Cheese it! It's the fuzz!
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