I found in a conversation with a customer on the phone the other night great amusement on his part when I said “It would behoove you to check this out soon”… It also brought a great amount of “clammer” (another word we don’t use anymore?) among my co-workers – half of them denied it was a word and the other half decided to find OTHER words we don’t use anymore and bring them back in to their own vocabulary!
Lollygag = means to dawdle or waste time unproductively
Thingamabob = is a name for something you don’t know the name for
Persnickety = means to be picky and fussy about details
Earnest = great movie – The Importance of Being Earnest
Harrumph = clearing your throat noisily – usually in a written document to show “break” or contempt for someone or something being said
Britches = old term for pants – pull up your britches!
Egads or Gadzooks = not sure if these are even “real” words, but they were definitely fun to say – give it a try – – – they roll off your tongue
Aplomb = self-confidence in a tough situation
Whippersnapper = A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident
Copacetic = completely satisfactory
Plethora = an abundance of anything
What words do YOU use that others don’t? Do you have a favorite word?