Words that are no longer in everyday usage

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Whilst in the office this morning my draughtsman was asked to produce some drawings for Putney Bridge and replied "Chutney Bridge?" Which instantly made me think of Chutney Ferret.
    I hadnt heard it for so long that I looked up its defenition on Google.
    30 mins of laughter ensued, I wonder how many other such phrases have fallen from use.
    I have been amused at the thought of OAPs using phrases such as Uphill Gardener in a few years in the same way as they probably say queer fellow now!

    edited for mong spelling
  2. Gadzooks!
  3. Just what ia a 'Chutnet Ferret'? Some sort of internet sexual rodent?
  4. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    I haven't heard "Sherriff of the Marmite Highway" for a while.
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Marmite jokes are back in if you'll forgive the pun following Paddington Bear's defection from Marmalade!
  6. Similarly, the 'big brown freckle' comes to mind.
  7. I thought it was Chutney Ferret? Maybe my hearing's going.

    Another word you don't hear nowadays - swanking! 8O

    I was driving my Mum when she used that word. I nearly careered off the road. She did give me the full Lancashire explanation during my screeches of laughter. :D :D
  8. Has he?
  9. Heard someone described as a "turd burgler" the other day; hadn't heard it for ages, something about the imagery combined with the words own onomatopoeic qualities. Still giggling now.
  10. Those albanians really do enhance the neighbourhood.

    Thank god for the Nigerian banking industry.

    If it wasn't for Tony I would be a hard working immigrant.

    You can really trust the government.

    Sports afternoon
  11. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    I nearly fell off my chair when i heard someone say "Wizard!" as a term to desribe an event that would today be described as "cool" or "spot on".

    Although there is plenty of talk about wizards these days - it is just the context you see.......goes off mumbling and muttering things about a hackney carriage and collecting one's overcoat from the footman prior to taking a preambulation to form one's constitutional.........
  12. Damn your eyes man, I haven't heard uphill gardner for a while.
  13. Heard someone being called a 'Joey' the other day
  14. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    I also have not heard a Glaswegian say "Purple Burgular Alarm" for a long while - never fails to raise a laugh.
  15. Rusty Sheriff Badge and punching the chocolate starfish.

    I believe the Navy weigh anchor in poo harbour.