Recently I have been coming across a number of words that I didn’t previously know, and I wish to share them with you so that you too can benefit from some new and, in my opinion, sadly underused words. Let’s bring them back, start a revolution, mix it up a little…Here they are:
First, check out this wonderful article. I hope it changes your life as it has changed mine.
I’m definitely going to start using some of these words more often. A person is no longer hung-over but instead feeling quite crapulous after their previous night’s overindulgence. I love it!
“Bodkin must mean “little body.” Didn’t Hamlet say something about a “bare bodkin”? He did. But he was talking about taking the “not to be” option, ending his suffering with a bodkin, or dagger. (Origin unknown.)”
My favorite word in this article is:
“Callipygian: It may sound like a bird with a suntan and a laid-back attitude, but it means “having shapely buttocks.” (From Greek kallipūgos, which was used to describe a famous statue of Venus, and from kallos, or “beauty,” and pūgē, or “buttocks,” plus -ian.)”
Really, this word just has to be put back into use. Use it, people! Another word I’d like to feature is:
“Bejabbers! – This antiquated swear is a substitute for “by Jesus!” that is similar to “bejesus!” but jabbier. An Irish import, along the lines of “faith and begorrah!” Especially good for toe-stubbing.”
Here’s an interesting one I recently put back into use:
Beshrew – wish harm upon, invoke evil upon – similar to be damn, but perhaps a bit more appropriate for mixed company. “Beshrew that lazy wench!” Let’s all find a way to use it at least once today, preferably inserted naturally into a conversation among a group of people.
Now, this is very important! Don’t just file these away for later. Conversation has become dull and simple.
It’s time to spice it up a bit. So, I pass along this great responsibility to each and every person who reads this.
Learn, embrace, and revive these terms! Don’t put up with sub-par language that rotates between the same 100 odd phrases and terms. We don’t have to take it anymore. It’s time to fight back. Because you’re worth it!