Nobody uses these dumbass words anymore…

Here’s a little life hack for you: if you comb your hair, own a Boxer (or date a boxer), enjoy crosswords or still listen to cassettes (who knows what goes on after dark, right?)…don’t tell people. Just don’t. Unless you want to be cast into the recesses of ‘uncool’.

Since the 90s, there are 15 words that have have (mostly) disappeared from use, according to a study by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press. Check ’em out (and hold back the tears when you realised that croquet is no longer a thing):

  • Matey
  • Whatsername
  • Crossword
  • Playschool
  • Mucking
  • Comb
  • Boxer
  • Draught
  • Avon
  • Permed
  • Cobbler
  • Cassette
  • Croquet
  • Ta-ra

But before we toss these babies to the trash, how ‘about one final verbal hurrah to Team Fifteen. Here’s Rant!’s effort:

Golly matey! Stop mucking about with that crossword; come and play a game of croquet while we bop to some jams on the cassette and glug a draught; whatsernamethe Avon lady will be here soon and you know how she’ll try to sell you a comb, which won’t work on your permed hair anyway? No? Fine. I’ve got to feed the Boxer, cook a cobbler and take the kids to playschool, anyway. Ta-ra.

If you can do it in less that 73 words here’s a cyber high-five in advance 

(Post your efforts and GOOD LUCK!)

 

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