There are so many great words I read in old books that we just don't use anymore ... really good, expressive words that are fun to say ... can we please bring some of them back?
I've compiled a list of words that I believe we need to resurrect below, conveniently put into a sentence to give you an idea of how you might incorporate them into your every day speech.
* Criminy .ie. "Crinimy, that girl's skirt is so short it could be a belt!"
* Strumpet .ie. "Can you believe that strumpet? If her skirt were any shorter it'd be a belt!"
* Kerfuffle .ie. "She's creating quite a kerfuffle with that belt-like skirt."
* Boudoir .ie. "Couldn't she have picked a less belt-like skirt when she was in her boudoir?"
* Flabergasted .ie. "I'm flabergasted that she managed to squeeze into that teeny little belt skirt."
So, my dears, you mission is to adopt these words and use them as much as you can in your day-to-day conversations. If we all work together, I believe we can bring them back into popular use, despite what those word haters over at Time would like us to do.
Yeah, sorry, I'm still a little sore about that. You're on my list, Time Magazine! I've got my eye on you...