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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkenStormy View Post
    Chiffarobe and Chest of Drawers are 2 of my favorites
    I use those all the time.


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    I tell students at school to pull their britches up all the time.

    Reading through this I use lots of older words and not so much the new ones.



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    Egads! I use almost all these words!

    Um... egads is probably one of them too!
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    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippolyta View Post

    along the same vein, I have vowed to refer to all mp3 players as "Walkman"
    Mine actually is a Walkman! Sony still uses the brand.



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    True, I was among other things an English major in college, but it's hard for me to imagine some of the terms cited in this thread are already so alien.

    My grandmother used to use "d'ast" which to the archaic past participle of 'to dare' as in "D'ast (or dastn't) you do [this]." Or "You dastn't do that."

    And a small dictionary I got from her had some truly non-PC definitions such as for 'quadroon' and 'octaroon'.
    If I knew what I were doing, why would I take lessons?

    "Things should be as simple as possible,
    but no simpler." - Einstein


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    Fresh....used in a variety of ways: 1. To become too comfortable with a young lady, or 2. To have a smart mouth.

    LOVE the word davenport...reminds me of my grandmother.

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    cars: bumper bar, boot, tyres, mudguards,

    Higgledy pigglety (slang),frock, couch, curtains,
    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique



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    Bureau
    Settee
    Percolator
    Supper (my mom is the only person I've heard use this instead of dinner in the last decade)
    Random horse pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/glfprncs/
    Talk to me about fitness or nutrition (I'm an A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer)!
    My blog! http://personalsweatequity.blogspot.com/


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    Swivet
    Shan't (that's a stumper in my 8th grade classroom!)
    davenport (sofa)
    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    The Professor and the Madman.
    By the wonderful Simon Winchester. It's a great book, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who loves language and history. He's written quite a few other very interesting history books, too.


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    Longe.

    Seems everyone's gone to "lunge," which considering most of them are just chasing their horses around in a circle, they are indeed just "lunging" their horses and not "longeing" them at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne FS View Post
    Persnickety.
    Doldrums.
    Parlor (parlour) in reference to a room in your house.
    I thought everyone used those. I know we do, seriously. Could come from having old parents
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    I find I am often flummoxed these days.


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    I have a couch and curtains. The only word that will get my cats to come to me is "supper."
    I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right
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    Hey, what else do you call a chest of drawers? A bureau?
    "However complicated and remarkable the rest of his life was going to be, it was here now, come to claim him."- JoAnn Mapson


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    I use britches all the time. When I have to undress a patient to work on a wound, I usually call the pants 'britches' and the underwear/depends are 'drawers' They all know what I mean and I like saying that. I've got more, I'm sure this thread will remind me of many.

    edit to add: chesterfield for couch. And verandah for the porch. I don't know if those are still common in Canada but I learned them from my grandma, who would be 115 or so if she were still alive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvincrowe View Post
    Swivet
    You win! I'd never heard of this word. LOVE IT. Will add it to the rotation



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    Quote Originally Posted by glfprncs View Post
    Bureau
    Supper (my mom is the only person I've heard use this instead of dinner in the last decade)
    We eat supper every night.


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    Swail
    Swan, or swanee--as in "Well, I swan"--used by Southern Ladiees who did not swear lol.
    Davenport or chesterfield
    P'shaw
    Piss ant, as in "quit pissantin' around and get to work".
    Asunder


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManyDogs View Post
    Swail
    Swan, or swanee--as in "Well, I swan"--used by Southern Ladiees who did not swear lol.
    Davenport or chesterfield
    P'shaw
    Piss ant, as in "quit pissantin' around and get to work".
    Asunder
    Does swail = swale or is it something else entirely?



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