Some words and phrases just disappear from the lexicon, but that doesn’t mean they should be gone forever, right? Listed below are historical words that need to make a comeback. Some reason why you should start using again A.) they sound cool and B.) you’ll impress your family, friends, and co-workers into thinking you’re smarter than you actually are. Boom!
So let’s all work on getting these words back in our everyday vocabulary, you snollygosters!
An 18th-century word meaning “Pretending to work when you’re not actually doing anything at all.” If this one doesn’t translate to the 21st-century, then nothing will.
An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable or harmful.
This term may be from the 18th-century, but we all know people like this. The word refers to a person who always shows up with no money.
When a government or a country is run by the least qualified and most unscrupulous citizens.
You can use this one as a pick-up line! It probably won’t work, but it’s worth a shot. The 19th-century word means “having shapely buttocks.”
This one definitely needs to make a comeback. Ultracrepidarian means a person who offers opinions on subjects they know nothing about…so pretty much every person on the planet right now.
A shrewd or unprincipled person, usually referring to a politician.
A lazy person who stays in bed long after it is time to wake up. Are you a slugabed?
An Old English word that describes something we can all relate to: when you wake up too early and can’t fall back asleep because you’re worried about the day ahead.
To walk around like you’re very busy, when in fact you’re doing nothing. I feel like this one is VERY common in today’s workplaces.
An old Scottish word that describes staring at a person who is eating with the hopes that they’ll give you some of their food. HAH I DO THIS.
Another old Scots word that means – get ready for this one – “to chase girls around the haystacks after dark.” We’ve all been there, right?
An Old English word for beer! Please try ordering a cuddle-me-buff in your local tavern to see what happens.
The uncomfortable feeling of wearing new underwear. No one likes that…
Let’s end on a high note! This one means an intelligent young man.
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