Tuesday 29 November 2011

Outdated Slang

When did people stop saying...

aficionado (Very 80s. Nobody could spell it.)
Ah hae me doots!, I must dree my weird, och aye the noo, hoots mon, it’s a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the nicht and other pseudo-Scotticisms (thank heavens it's over)
and in that order
blast from the past

boo boo, boob
(we boobed)
brains of a prawn
cake-hole (mouth)
(it was an insult)
cascading (popular 80s 90s? Bit like the trickle-down effect)
colour me (beautiful, over-eager)
control freak
Don’t be such a lazybones! (or slow coach)
eventually (now finally)
going spare
grands projets
(and insisting that we build them because they’re iconic and will raise our self-esteem or something)
high camp
I just thought I’d share that with you.

I reckon

I’ll drink to that

in effect (and “effectively”)
It’s all go!
It’s an old Spanish custom.
kick up a fuss
Less of it!

make the running

most notably

(now especially – bleurgh)
play silly buggers

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

raft, slew
road warrior
– because now everybody works on the move
See you later, alligator! In a while, crocodile!
snug as a bug in a rug

so far so blah

swingeing cuts
(now “brutal”)
That was a (real) killer.
The answer is a lemon.

The exception proves the rule.

think on
threads (clothes)
tools for skills
(very 80s – skills were 70s)
weak-willed/strong-willed (All you need is willpower. Now self esteem. Just as imaginary.)
wet, don't be so
what a giveaway!

What’s YOUR problem?
you mug! (Cameron to Mili Ed)
You silly clot!

More outdated slang here.

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