Each year hundreds of new words are added to the top dictionaries used by English-speaking people over the world. Growing thicker with each new edition, historical dictionaries never leave a man behind and even as they swell to ever more epic proportions with contemporary additions like the recent twerk and freegan they never cull words.
But if you don’t use it, you lose it, when it comes to the concise, smaller dictionaries that is. Deemed too archaic or obsolete for modern English, here is a list of 13 brilliant English words that have recently become extinct.
I can see why this one had to go. ‘Please, I love you, I want this marriage to work. Let’s not brabble anymore.’ Just doesn’t quite work, does it.
God bless the coders, this is the most half-hearted insult I’ve ever heard.
Judging by the current state of movie production this word is needed now more than ever. Why make something new when you can make something almost exactly the same?
Remember all the fuss about this one? No, me neither, what a night.
I suspect this one was culled because no-one knows how to pronounce it.
Has anyone ever actually self-identified as a VJ? If so they better update their CV, pronto.
I always wondered what the S stood for and now I know. Better late than never.
Still attached to the sheep though, yes? So, just a sheep?
Has anyone alerted the drag community about this one?
Oh yeah, because we don’t do that anymore.
How are second hand car dealers going to list their fabulous wares now? “This model contains a rectangular slot for putting the thing that came before CDs in but you can’t get them anymore anyway so just put your sandwich in it or use it as an ashtray.“
We have another word for this anyway. No, not man-cave, kennel.