Words that are no longer in everyday usage

ugly

LE
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#1
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
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#5
Marmite jokes are back in if you'll forgive the pun following Paddington Bear's defection from Marmalade!
 
#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
 
#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
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
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.
 

mysteron

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
I also have not heard a Glaswegian say "Purple Burgular Alarm" for a long while - never fails to raise a laugh.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#16
one-flew-over said:
Rusty Sheriff Badge and punching the chocolate starfish.

I believe the Navy weigh anchor in poo harbour.
We have an ex matelot here, I'll ask!
 
#17
Signs of the times. Remember when squaddie-speak was littered with german? Nowadays, the young lads don't know when I tell them "Schlafen late equal arsch kicken mit meinen stieffeln."
 
#19
Cable_Ties said:
Signs of the times. Remember when squaddie-speak was littered with german? Nowadays, the young lads don't know when I tell them "Schlafen late equal arsch kicken mit meinen stieffeln."
Give it time and we'll be hearing, 'I was alles uber der platzs...' etc in Arabic in the Mess and bars!
 

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