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Unread 28-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Albert Tatlock
 
Default Words that have fallen out of everyday usage

... In English.

I remember being in my 20s when I first heard the word "delete" in context of a band deleting their back catalog. I had to ask what it meant. Up until then the word I was used to, was "erase".

Nowadays you almost only ever hear "delete" and rarely "erase". This is almost certainly due to the American software industry

So what examples are you aware of ? I'll avoid mentioning the other obvious one that also came from the US software industry.
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Switching Off
 
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Fiddlesticks
Attacking football
Balderdash
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 03:53 PM
waynes ear's
 
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wazzock

edit: bonesmoker
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 03:56 PM
armchair
 
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erase the thread

 
Unread 28-09-2018, 03:57 PM
waynes ear's
 
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great tune that. and she's deffo worth pumping
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Bunker Buster
 
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What

The

Actual

Fuck

 
Unread 28-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Cream
 
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Crow - bogey.
Busters - boobs.
Gawp - Dope(y).
Jonny - condom/rubber.
Casey - leather football.
Widgey - phallus.
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 04:06 PM
Switching Off
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cream
Crow - bogey.
Busters - boobs.
Gawp - Dope(y).
Jonny - condom/rubber.
Casey - leather football.
Widgey - phallus.
Yeah, never see that mentioned here or anywhere else
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Fat Al
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cream
Crow - bogey.
Busters - boobs.
Gawp - Dope(y).
Jonny - condom/rubber.
Casey - leather football.
Widgey - phallus.
Casey is still used.
 
Unread 28-09-2018, 04:08 PM
Cream
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Switching Off
Yeah, never see that mentioned here or anywhere else
Never heard it from anybody except NoFun in over 30 years.

Prove or retract.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Al
Casey is still used.
Another liar.
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